The ongoing, systematic collection, analysis, and interpretation of health data essential to planning, implementing, and evaluating public health practice, closely integrated with the timely dissemination of these data to those who need to know
Of particular note was the encouragement to found the State Epidemiology Centers (with representations from the area of epidemiological surveillance of the SES, SMS and the Regional Directorates of Funasa).
Institution in the pilot MPI of the staff position of epidemiologist, whose key functions include epidemiological surveillance over both acute infectious diseases, and some top-priority non-infectious diseases, has proved its expediency and efficiency.
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Dosso Mireille Carmen of Cote d'Ivoire was chosen for studies on epidemiological surveillance of infectious diseases; and Kakou Yao Rita, also of Cote d'Ivoire, won for her contributions to the understanding of infrared spectroscopy and crystallography.
The Commission wishes to complement existing EU legislation, which is currently limited to infectious diseases (Decision 2119/98/EC establishing a network of epidemiological surveillance and control of communicable diseases) and does not cover other cross-border health threats.
As there is no vaccine available for the dengue fever, the prevention and control of the disease mainly depends on the epidemiological surveillance that provides reliable estimate of the disease and thereby helping to implement effective vector control measures.
The Mexican government has increased epidemiological surveillance in order to arrest the spread of the illness, which includes establishment of checkpoints in airports to provide information, as well as to provide assistance to any persons who show signs of illness.
An ELISA for detection of virus antigen in field collecetd mosquitoes and preserved dry at room temperature ranging from 1-20 months has been certified for detection of JE virus as a part of epidemiological surveillance in JE endemic areas in India (18).
"But others argue for additional research including epidemiological surveillance." These more cautious individuals argue that "the absence of evidence of harm should not be treated as evidence of the absence of harm," the report notes.