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NAHRS Participant Information

Submitting Reports Online

Using the online NLRAD-NAHRS reporting form is the easiest, most secure way for State animal health officials to submit monthly NLRAD-NAHRS reports. The online reporting system also provides State animal health officials with reports showing monthly and annual information about disease occurrences reported for their State, along with comparison information from the entire U.S. 

NLRAD-NAHRS reports may also be submitted via e-mail or mail. Contact the NAHRS coordinator for more information or to request a NAHRS user account. 

Reporting Criteria

You can find reporting criteria from the home page when logged into the NLRAD-NAHRS reporting tool. You may also find reporting criteria in the NLRAD-NAHRS online reporting form. When you move the cursor over the information symbol on the monthly report form, a pop-up displays the reporting criteria for that disease. 

Report Dates 

Monthly NLRAD-NAHRS reports are due on the 20th of each month (e.g., January report should be submitted by February 20th).

Modifying Past Reports 

States should modify their NAHRS reports if you obtain new information on disease occurrence after submitting the monthly NAHRS report. States can now edit a previously submitted report without contacting the NAHRS coordinator for assistance. 

Data Validation 

After information is submitted to NAHRS, APHIS-VS-National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) staff review and validate it. For APHIS program disease information is reviewed and validated by VS Commodity Health Center staff. Information is also cross-checked with other published disease reporting sources such as CDC's ArboNET, ProMED, and official information posted on State government web sites. If there is a discrepancy between the NAHRS report and other published sources, the national NAHRS coordinator works with State animal health officials to determine the reason for the discrepancy and if the State report should be edited.

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