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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes a list of information collection requests under review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). To request a copy of these requests, call the CDC Reports Clearance Officer at (404) 498-1210. Send written comments to CDC, Desk Officer, Human Resources and Housing Branch, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503. Written comments should be received within 30 days of this notice.

Proposed Project: National Disease Surveillance Program—I. Case Reports (0920-0009)—Extension—National Center for Infectious Disease (NCID), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Formal surveillance of 20 separate reportable diseases has been ongoing to meet the public demand and scientific interest for accurate, consistent, epidemiologic data. These ongoing diseases include: bacterial meningitis and bacteremia, dengue, hantavirus, HIV/AIDS, Idiopathic CD4+T-lymphocytopenia, Kawasaki syndrome, Legionellosis, leprosy, lyme disease, malaria, Mycobacterium avium Complex Disease, plague, Q Fever, Reye Syndrome, tick-borne Rickettsial Disease, toxic shock syndrome, toxocariasis, trichinosis, typhoid fever, and viral hepatitis. Case report forms enable CDC to collect demographic, clinical, and laboratory characteristics of cases of these diseases. This information is used to direct epidemiologic investigations, to identify and monitor trends in reemerging infectious diseases or emerging modes of transmission, to search for possible causes or sources of the diseases, and to develop guidelines for the prevention of treatment. It is also used to recommend target areas in most need of vaccinations for certain diseases and to determine development of drug resistance.

Because of the distinct nature of each of the diseases, the number of cases reported annually is different for each. The total estimated annualized burden is 34,097 hours.

RespondentsNumber of respondentsNumber of responses/respondentAverage burden/ respondent (in hours)
Health Care Workers55111.105.58
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Dated: December 30, 2002.

Nancy E. Cheal,

Acting Associate Director for Policy, Planning and Evaluation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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[FR Doc. 03-147 Filed 1-3-03; 8:45 am]