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Volume 9, Number 5—May 2003

Research

Endemic, Notifiable Bioterrorism-Related Diseases, United States, 1992–1999

Man-huei Chang*Comments to Author , M. Kathleen Glynn*, and Samuel L. Groseclose*
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Table 1

Number of reported cases and number of states reporting conditions caused by critical biological agents, National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System, United States, 1992–1999a,b

Y
          Anthrax
Botulism, foodborne
Botulism, Otherc
Brucellosis
Cholera
Encephalitis, eastern equine
Encephalitis, western equine
Plague
Tularemia
1992–1999
Total cases
1
223
148
813
223
29
1
77
885
1992









Cases
1
21
4
105
103
N
N
13
159
States reporting
1
8
2
22
12
N
N
7
26
States requiring reporting
52
52
52
52
52
N
N
52
52
1993









Cases
0
27
5
120
25
N
N
11
132
States reporting
0
10
3
23
11
N
N
4
24
States requiring reporting
52
52
52
52
52
N
N
52
52
1994









Cases
0
50
8
119
39
N
N
17
96
States reporting
0
11
1
21
14
N
N
5
29
States requiring reporting
52
52
52
52
52
N
N
52
51
1995









Cases
0
24
19
98
23
1
0
9
117
States reporting
0
9
4
24
14
1
0
4
24
States requiring reporting
52
52
52
52
52
U
U
51
N
1996









Cases
0
25
22
112
4
5
0
5
88
States reporting
0
10
4
29
4
4
0
3
24
States requiring reporting
52
52
51
52
52
U
U
52
N
1997









Cases
0
31
22
98
6
14
0
4
101
States reporting
0
8
5
26
5
6
0
3
24
States requiring reporting
50
52
51
51
51
U
U
51
N
1998









Cases
0
22
29
79
17
4
0
9
96
States reporting
0
6
2
27
7
4
0
4
22
States requiring reporting
52
52
51
50
52
48
48
50
U
1999









Cases
0
23
39
82
6
5
1
9
96
States reporting
0
8
5
18
5
2
1
2
27
States requiring reporting 52 52 52 51 52 48 49 51 U

aAbbreviations used: N, not nationally notifiable; U, unknown.
bReports from 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., and New York City.
cIncludes wound and unspecified botulism.

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