Oct 13 -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) invites public comments by December 13, 2021 regarding the continuation and redesign of the National Outbreak Reporting System (NORS).
The National Outbreak Reporting System (NORS) is a web-based platform that is used by local, state, and territorial health departments in the United States to report all waterborne and foodborne disease outbreaks and enteric disease outbreaks transmitted by contact with environmental sources, infected persons or animals, or unknown modes of transmission to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC analyzes outbreak data to determine trends and develop and refine recommendations for prevention and control of foodborne, waterborne, and enteric disease outbreaks.
This Revision request is being submitted to improve clarity and readability, combining two separate but related outbreak reporting forms (52.12 and 52.13) into a single outbreak reporting form (Form 52.14). Overlapping sections have been combined, and existing questions reorganized for clarity. Some additional questions have been added to the form to address current gaps in national outbreak surveillance.
CDC NORS website: https://www.cdc.gov/nors/index.html
Draft NORS proposal, including forms, dictionary, and technical documentation: https://www.dropbox.com/s/eftficsnk6agyn4/renationaloutbreakreportingsystemnorsdocketno_cd.zip?dl=0
FR notice inviting comments on NORS: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/10/13/2021-22181/proposed-data-collection-submitted-for-public-comment-and-recommendations