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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APHA are developing dashboards for other farmed animal species and the animal disease surveillance pages on the APHA Vet Gateway have also been refreshed and enhanced.
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.
The 10 states without fully functional and operational systems were in the process of developing one or more aspects of their electronic disease surveillance system at the time of the assessment.
On the other hand, the proposal recognizes the Philippine Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (PIDSR) System as the official system of the DOH in terms of disease surveillance, and as such, shall be the official information system for mandatory notification of items provided in Section 5 of this Act.
Develop an effective public health disease surveillance system
The recent Ebola Virus Disease epidemic in West Africa illustrated the critical importance of strengthening national disease surveillance systems and inter-country collaboration to detect and respond to outbreaks of communicable diseases before they become deadly epidemics that cross borders to kill thousands of people and cripple economies.
To the Editor: Early identification of zoonotic disease occurrence through simultaneous monitoring of human and animal disease surveillance systems is critical to protect health in both populations.
This report summarizes progress since the initial funding in 2000 in improving state and local disease surveillance through secure, Internet-based data entry and automated electronic laboratory results (ELR) reporting.
Increased research and screening for impacts of pesticide exposure on the immune system are needed to ensure that our understanding of the costs and benefits of pesticide use is not biased by limited disease surveillance systems in which certain types of harm predictably will not be documented.
With two locations in Pullman and Puyallup, the WADDL provides disease surveillance in animal, food, and environmental samples.
This telephone-based disease surveillance system can forecast two to three weeks ahead of time - with intra-city granularity - outbreaks of dengue fever, a mosquito-borne virus that infects up to 400,000 people each year.
3 million people will benefit from stronger health systems and more effective disease surveillance systems through US$110 million in International Development Association (IDA) financing, approved yesterday by the World Bank Groups Board of Executive Directors.