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disease surveillance

In epidemiology and public health, the identification of index patients and their contacts; the detection of outbreaks and epidemics; the determination of the incidence and demographics of an illness; and the policy making that may prevent further spreading of a disease.
See also: surveillance
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Establishing goals, techniques and priorities for national communicable disease surveillance.
Responding to and anticipating the difficulties encountered by existing automated reporting systems could be used to improve current systems and guide development of future infectious disease surveillance.
Provincial Coordinator of TRF Plus Dr Anwar Janjua said the Public Health England would provide technical assistance for setting up disease surveillance and response system while DFID would provide funding for this project.
Although this case is only a suspicion at present it clearly demonstrates that we can never take our eye off the ball in disease surveillance.
The resurgence of these diseases and inability to effectively prevent them is due in large part to weak disease surveillance system in most of the countries.
This paper discusses the importance of surveillance in food control and disease prevention, the activities being carried in the WHO African Region in collaboration with countries and partners, identifies the challenges and opportunities for strengthening foodborne disease surveillance and provides some thoughts on future actions to strengthen systems.
in December 2006 by the Forum on Microbial Threats of the Institute of Medicine, to consider the scientific and policy issues relevant to the practice of human, animal, and plant disease surveillance and detection.
Case-based disease surveillance has to become a part of modern UIP (9-11).
Global Disease Detection is CDC's main effort to build capacity for infectious disease surveillance in developing countries.
Testing all animals will not make beef safer, and is unnecessary for both animal disease surveillance and food safety purposes.
6 million to improve planning and purchase 270,000 doses of the antiviral medication Tamiflu; $6 million to expand disease surveillance, strengthen the state's laboratory infrastructure and build hospital surge capacity; and $17.
Such assurance is the real service that systems such as scan statistics can offer to these officials, says Emory University bio-statistician Lance Waller, who has critiqued the methodology behind disease surveillance models.