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National Outbreak Reporting System (NORS)

Description

The National Outbreak Reporting System (NORS) is a web-accessible system designed to improve the quality, quantity, and availability of data for waterborne, foodborne, enteric person-to-person, and enteric zoonotic disease outbreaks in the U.S. NORS replaces the electronic Foodborne Outbreak Reporting System (eFORS) and the paper-based reporting system used to report waterborne disease outbreaks. Separate sections in NORS for enteric person-to-person and animal-to-person disease outbreak reports are intended to enhance the information available to quantify, describe, and understand these types of outbreaks at a national level.

Supplier

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CDC and CSTE)

Data Years Available

2009-present

Periodicity

Annual

Mode

N/A

Selected Content

N/A

Population covered

N/A

Methodology

N/A

Response rate and sample size

N/A

Interpretation Issues

N/A

References

National Outbreak Reporting System. Centers for Diseace Control and Prevention. Available at: . Accessed August 6, 2013.