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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 4

Reported cases of conditions caused by critical biologic agents, by geographic region of residence, National Notifiable Disease Surveillance System, United States


Botulism




Geographic regiona
Foodborne
Other
Brucellosis
Cholera
Plague
Tularemia
Cases (%) Cases (%) Cases (%) Cases (%) Cases (%) Cases (%)
New England
1 (0.5)
1 (0.7)
9 (1.1)
7 (3.1)
0 (0.0)
11 (1.2)
Middle Atlantic
9 (4.0)
4 (2.7)
20 (2.5)
16 (7.2)
0 (0.0)
17 (1.9)
East North Central
4 (1.8)
1 (0.7)
82 (10.1)
12 (5.4)
0 (0.0)
46 (5.2)
West North Central
2 (0.9)
1 (0.7)
37 (4.6)
3 (1.4)
0 (0.0)
296 (33.5)
South Atlantic
14 (6.3)
4 (2.7)
116 (14.3)
14 (6.3)
0 (0.0)
32 (3.6)
East South Central
10 (4.5)
2 (1.4)
20 (2.5)
0 (0.0)
0 (0.0)
24 (2.7)
West South Central
28 (12.6)
0 (0.0)
224 (27.6)
21 (9.4)
1 (1.3)
283 (32.0)
Mountain
21 (9.4)
5 (3.4)
65 (8.0)
28 (12.6)
66 (85.7)
114 (12.9)
Pacific
134 (60.1)
130 (87.8)
240 (29.5)
122 (54.7)
10 (13.0)
62 (7.0)
Total 223 (100.0) 148 (100.0) 813 (100.0) 223 (100.0) 77 (100.0) 885 (100.0)

          aNew England includes Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut; Middle Atlantic includes New York, New York City, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania; East North Central includes Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin; West North Central includes Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas; South Atlantic includes Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida; East South Central includes Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi; West South Central includes Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas; Mountain includes Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Nevada; Pacific includes Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska, and Hawaii.

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