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Notice to Readers: Final 2006 Reports of Nationally Notifiable Infectious Diseases

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The tables listed on pages 853--863 summarize finalized data from the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS) for 2006, as of June 30, 2007. These data will be published in greater detail in the Summary of Notifiable Diseases, United States, 2006 (1). Because no cases of diphtheria, neuroinvasive or non-neuroinvasive western equine encephalitis virus disease, paralytic poliomyelitis, severe acute respiratory syndrome-associated coronavirus syndrome, smallpox, or yellow fever, and no varicella deaths were reported in the United States during 2006, these diseases do not appear in these early release tables.

Policies for reporting NNDSS data to CDC can vary by disease or reporting jurisdiction depending on case status classification (i.e., confirmed, probable, or suspected) and other factors.* Publication criteria used for the 2006 finalized tables are listed in the "Print Criteria" column of the revised January 2007 NNDSS event code list, available at

The NNDSS website is updated annually to include the latest national surveillance case definitions approved by the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists for enumerating data on nationally notifiable infectious diseases.

Population estimates for states are from the National Center for Health Statistics. Estimates of the July 1, 2000--July 1, 2005, United States resident population are from the Vintage 2005 postcensal series by year, county, age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin, prepared under a collaborative arrangement with the U.S. Census Bureau and available at Population estimates for territories are 2005 estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau (2).


  1. CDC. Summary of notifiable diseases, United States, 2006. MMWR for 2006;55(53) (in press).
  2. US Census Bureau. International data base. Washington, DC: US Census Bureau. Available at

* CDC is upgrading its national surveillance data management system for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). During this transition, CDC is not updating AIDS or HIV infection surveillance data. Therefore, no updates are provided for HIV and AIDS data in this release of the Final 2006 Reports of Nationally Notifiable Infectious Diseases.

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