General: Animal Reportable Diseases and Procedures
The National Animal Health (NAHSS) Surveillance System is a federal program situated within the U.S. Department of Agriculture. One component of the NAHSS is the National Animal Health Reporting System (NAHRS). In the United States the NAHRS is the only comprehensive reporting system for World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) reportable diseases. The general procedures for reporting to the NAHRS are as follows. Each month participating states submit a report to the NAHRS regarding the presence of a reportable disease in the state. Once reports are submitted by state officials they are put into the NAHRS database. Every six months NAHRS data (as well as data from other surveillance systems) is aggregated and a report is submitted to the OIE.