Other Systems Linked to NORS
The One Health Harmful Algal Bloom System (OHHABS) is linked to NORS and shares web-based reporting features. OHHABS is a case-based and event-based reporting system for Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) – associated human and animal illnesses and HAB events. For more information about OHHABS, please visit the CDC’s One Health Harmful Algal Bloom System (OHHABS) web page. For more information about HAB-associated illnesses, please visit the CDC’s Harmful Algal Bloom – Associated Illnesses website.
CaliciNet is a national norovirus outbreak surveillance network of federal, state, and local public health laboratories in the United States. Participating public health laboratories electronically submit laboratory data, including genetic sequences of norovirus strains. When a CaliciNet record is matched to a NORS record by the NORS State ID or CDC ID or CaliciNet outbreak code, norovirus strain data from CaliciNet can be linked to the NORS record. For more information about CaliciNet, please visit the CDC’s CaliciNet web page. For more information about norovirus, please visit the CDC’s norovirus website.
PulseNet is a network of local, state, and federal public health labs that began in 1996. PulseNet detects cases of related illnesses through pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) and whole genome sequencing (WGS) to rapidly identify potential foodborne, animal contact, and some waterborne outbreaks. When a NORS user adds a PulseNet isolate to their NORS report, that lab data is thereafter linked between NORS and PulseNet; any updates made by PulseNet to isolates added to a NORS report will automatically be updated within NORS. For more information on PulseNet, please visit CDC’s PulseNet webpage.
The National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System for Enteric Bacteria is a collaboration among state and local public health departments, CDC, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that was established in 1996. NARMS tracks changes in the antimicrobial susceptibility of certain enteric bacteria found in ill people (CDC), retail meats (FDA), and food animals (USDA) in the United States. When a NORS user adds a PulseNet isolate to their NORS report, any associated NARMS data for that isolate is pulled into the NORS report. For more information on NARMS, please visit CDC’s NARMS webpage.