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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: Cholera and Other Vibrio Illness Surveillance Report (OMB 0920-0322)—Extension—National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Vibrio species are naturally occurring marine bacteria and an important cause of seafoodborne and wound associated illnesses. Certain Vibrio species (e.g., V. cholera, V. parahemolyticus) cause dehydrating diarrheal illnesses. In addition to endemic cholera in the United States, illnesses caused by epidemic strains of cholera are reported among travelers returning from southern Asia and Latin America.

The data collected in this surveillance provides important information on the public health impact of vibriosis in the Gulf Coast States. FDA, which has regulatory responsibility for the safety of seafood, has requested these data to identify interventions that may reduce the burden of seafoodborne vibriosis. The data are also of interest to public and industry groups such as the Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Conference and the National Fisheries Institute.

The annual burden hours are estimated to be 50.

RespondentsNo. of respondentsNo. of responses/ respondentAverage burden/ response (in hours)
Local Health Dept Staff90120/60
Health Care Facility Staff45120/60
Physicians15120/60
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Dated: December 31, 2002.

Nancy E. Cheal,

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

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[FR Doc. 03-228 Filed 1-6-03; 8:45 am]

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