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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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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.
I would encourage both farmers and vets to try the dashboard as well as continuing to help APHA and our disease surveillance partners to protect the livestock industry by sharing information and intelligence about animal disease.
Of 73 respondents, 68 (93%) reported that routinely published animal disease surveillance data would be beneficial for themselves or their clients.
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.
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 Network.
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 Programme (IDSP).