CDC HAS released the Summary of Notifiable Diseases, United States, 1996.1 This publication contains summary tables of the official statistics for the reported occurrence of notifiable infectious diseases during 1996, which are compiled from reports to CDC's National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System. Data for 1996 are presented in tables by month; geographic location; and patient sex, age, and race/ ethnicity, and in maps and charts for many conditions. Also included are a brief history of notifiable disease reporting, highlights of important developments in the reported occurrences of selected notifiable and non-notifiable diseases, data from the Public Health Laboratory Information System, and short statements under each map or graph that underscore important public health messages. Tables presenting historical notifiable disease data since 1967 also are included, as is a table on deaths associated with specified notifiable diseases reported to CDC's National Center for Health Statistics.
The Summary of