Infectious Disease Surveillance
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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Infectious Disease Surveillance also covers the use of modern technologies to track infectious diseases, including molecular epidemiologic techniques and electronic means for data collection and distribution. Other chapters discuss evaluation of surveillance methods, ethical considerations and legal issues. The book concludes with a review of historical lessons learned from the application of surveillance in disease control—for smallpox in the 1970s and for severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2003.
A comprehensive resource to improve the tracking of infectious diseases
- Offers perspectives on best practices through examples of a wide variety of surveillance systems from around the globe
- Acts as a starting point for design of new surveillance systems
- Serves as an easy reference for key information
Designed for frontline public health practitioners engaged in communicable disease control, epidemiologists, clinical microbiologists, and students of public health and epidemiology, this book portrays both the conceptual framework and the practical aspects of infectious disease surveillance.