In the United States, enumeration of nationally notifiable diseases occurs primarily through passive surveillance through the Nationally Notifiable Disease Surveillance
System, and underreporting is common.
Among the 40 states with an operational electronic surveillance system (i.e., fully functional and currently in use) for general communicable disease surveillance
, 23 (58%) reported having an integrated system, 15 (38%) had stand-alone systems, and two (5%) did not designate whether their system was integrated or stand alone.
Of 73 respondents, 68 (93%) reported that routinely published animal disease surveillance
data would be beneficial for themselves or their clients.
The programme seeks to improve public health and disease control in the country by building capacity in epidemiology, public health surveillance and response and public health laboratories and information systems for disease surveillance
and the USAID has provided dollars 6.78 million for this programme since 2006.
"The changes will allow us to deliver a disease surveillance
service that is appropriate for the needs of livestock farming today and in the future."
Our Disease Surveillance
System is also very active; the state rapid response team has been on high alert in case of an outbreak.''
"It shall endeavor to protect the people from public health threats through the efficient and effective disease surveillance
of notifiable diseases including emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, diseases for elimination and eradication, epidemics and health events including chemical, radio-nuclear and environmental agents of public health concern and provide an effective response system," it added.
Thirty foodborne disease microbiologists from 16 members states of the Eastern Mediterranean region of the World Health Organization (WHO) are taking part in the Laboratory Data Analysis regional workshop set for countries of the PULSNET Middle East Foodborne Disease Surveillance
Besides Dr Haroon Jahangir, DGHS Dr Shaheen, Director CDC and Dr Saeed, Director EPI from Punjab Health Department, the inaugural session was also participated by Dr Rana Safdar, executive director and chief disease surveillance
division NIH as well as Dr Salman, chief of its public health laboratories diagnostic division along with senior faculty of the FELTP Pakistan.
Summary: Patna (Bihar) [India], June 19 (ANI): The death toll due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) reached 128 in Bihar on Wednesday according to the Integrated Disease Surveillance