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CDC Releases Combined Summary of Notifiable Infectious and Noninfectious Diseases, Issues Surveillance of Cancer Incidence and Mortality

Thursday, October 29, 2015

(North American Meat Institute)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published summaries of all notifiable infectious and noninfectious diseases in the same Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Together, these reports provide official statistics for the occurrence of nationally notifiable infectious and noninfectious conditions. The Summary of Notifiable Infectious Diseases and Conditions contains data on West Nile virus, chlamydia, valley fever, cyclosporiasis, dengue, gonorrhea, influenza-associated pediatric deaths, measles, meningococcal disease, novel flu virus, whooping cough, Salmonellosis and hepatitis C. The Summary of Notifiable Noninfectious Conditions and Disease Outbreaks covers information on acute pesticide-related illness and injury arising from occupational exposure, cancer, elevated blood lead levels among employed adults, elevated blood lead levels among children, silicosis and foodborne and waterborne disease outbreaks.

CDC also published a report on cancer incidence and mortality, which features federal statistics on the occurrence of cancer in 2011 and trends between 1999 and 2011. The report summarizes the number and rate of cancer cases and deaths in 2011 by primary cancer sites and provides demographic characteristic information for sex, age, race and ethnicity. The data show overall declines for both cancer incidence and mortality from 1999 to 2011 for the four major cancers: lung, breast, prostate and colorectal.

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