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Volume 27, Number 1—January 2021
Research

Estimate of Burden and Direct Healthcare Cost of Infectious Waterborne Disease in the United States

Sarah A. CollierComments to Author , Li Deng, Elizabeth A. Adam, Katharine M. Benedict, Elizabeth M. Beshearse, Anna J. Blackstock, Beau B. Bruce, Gordana Derado, Chris Edens, Kathleen E. Fullerton, Julia W. Gargano, Aimee L. Geissler, Aron J. Hall, Arie H. Havelaar, Vincent R. Hill, Robert M. Hoekstra, Sujan C. Reddy, Elaine Scallan, Erin K. Stokes, Jonathan S. Yoder, and Michael J. Beach
Author affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Table 1

Data sources used to estimate the total number of illnesses for selected infectious diseases, United States*

Active surveillance data (name of surveillance system) Passive surveillance data Administrative data
Campylobacteriosis (FoodNet) Giardiasis (NNDSS) NTM infection (HCUP NEDS/NIS)
Cryptosporidiosis (FoodNet) Legionnaires’ disease (NNDSS) Otitis externa (NAMCS, HCUP NEDS/NIS)
Norovirus (20,21) Vibrio spp. infection (COVIS) Pseudomonas pneumonia (HCUP NEDS/NIS)
Salmonellosis, nontyphoidal (FoodNet) Vibrio alginolyticus infection (COVIS) Pseudomonas septicemia (HCUP NEDS/NIS)
STEC infection, O157 (FoodNet) Vibrio parahaemolyticus infection (COVIS)
STEC infection, non-O157 (FoodNet) Vibrio vulnificus infection (COVIS)
Shigellosis (FoodNet) Other Vibrio infection (COVIS)

*COVIS, Cholera and Other Vibrio Illness Surveillance; FoodNet, Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network; HCUP NEDS/NIS, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project’s National Emergency Department Sample and National Inpatient Sample; NAMCS, National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey; NNDSS, National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System; NTM, nontuberculous mycobacterial; STEC, Shiga toxin–producing Escherichia coli.

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