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Notice to Readers: Final 2004 Reports of Notifiable Diseases

The notifiable diseases table (Table 2) on pages 772--80 summarizes final National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS) data for 2004. Final as of June 30, 2005, these data will be published in more detail in the Summary of Notifiable Diseases, United States, 2004 (1). Because no cases of anthrax; diphtheria; influenza-associated pediatric mortality; paralytic poliomyelitis; rubella, congenital syndrome; severe acute respiratory syndrome--associated coronavirus; smallpox; vancomycin-intermediate Staphylococcus aureus; western equine encephalitis; or yellow fever were reported in the United States during 2004, these nationally notifiable diseases do not appear in this table.

Policies for reporting notifiable disease cases vary by disease or reporting jurisdiction, depending on case status classification (i.e., confirmed, probable, or suspected). The NNDSS print criteria, which are applied at the national level to data reported by states, are based on case status. A recent revision of the NNDSS print criteria was applied to the data in this report. Requests for the revised print criteria can be sent to e-mail Population estimates for the 50 states and Puerto Rico are from National Center for Health Statistics estimates of the July 1, 2000--July 1, 2003 U.S. resident population from the Vintage 2003 postcensal series by year, county, age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin, prepared under a collaborative arrangement with the U.S. Census Bureau (available at Population numbers for territories are 2003 estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau IDB Data Access --- Display Mode (2).


  1. CDC. Summary of notifiable diseases, United States, 2004. MMWR 2004;53(53) (in press).
  2. US Census Bureau. IDB Data Access---Display Mode. Available at http://

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