January 20, 2014 |Project Tycho® Enhances Availability of US Disease Data

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control announced the enhanced availability of data for nationally notifiable diseases in the January 17 issue of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Provisional weekly data reported by U.S. states and territories and published weekly in the MMWR will become available and downloadable in machine-readable format starting in on January 10, 2014, through data.cdc.gov. Currently, these data are available in downloadable text files from 1996 onwards from the CDC's WONDER system. Data from before 1996 are available in PDF format for MMWR volumes 1-30 (1952-1981) through CDC Stacks. The Project Tycho® database greatly advanced the availability of these historical data by providing open access to newly digitized weekly data from 1888 to the present. Project Tycho® enables the online exploration, visualization, and downloading of weekly nationally notifiable disease data and will continue to update its database every six months with newly available weekly data.

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The Project Tycho® database is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the National Institutes of Health

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