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The risk of epidemics and emerging or re-emerging diseases such as avian flu, tuberculosis, malaria and other vector-borne diseases, is rising. These risks can be contained with prevention, early warning, and prompt management. Despite progress in information technology, communication is still a bottleneck for health early warning and response systems in(More)
To the Editor: During the epidemic of chikungunya virus infection that occurred on Reunion Island in 2005–06, we reported an overmor-tality corresponding to the epidemic peak, which was estimated by comparing observed and expected deaths (1). The excess was similar to the number of deaths related to chikungunya infection reported by death certifi cates (2).(More)
reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Objective The presentation describes the design and the main functionalities of the software developed to support the data management and data analysis of the French syndromic surveillance system. Introduction The French syndromic surveillance system SurSaUD® was set up by the French(More)
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