disease surveillance

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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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If we ever have a true polio case we wouldn't be able to detect it in time before many others were infected, because we are not meeting the WHO-required EPI priority disease surveillence standards,' he added.
He is active in outbreak investigation, evaluation of infectious disease surveillence data, and epidemiologic issues related to bioterrorism.