Epidemic intelligence: a new framework for strengthening disease surveillance in Europe.

@article{Paquet2006EpidemicIA,
  title={Epidemic intelligence: a new framework for strengthening disease surveillance in Europe.},
  author={Christophe Paquet and Denis Coulombier and Reinhard K. Kaiser and Massimo Ciotti},
  journal={Euro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin},
  year={2006},
  volume={11 12},
  pages={212-4}
}
In a rapidly changing environment, national institutions in charge of health security can no longer rely only on traditional disease reporting mechanisms that are not designed to recognise emergence of new hazards. Epidemic intelligence provides a conceptual framework within which countries may adapt their public health surveillance system to meet new challenges. Epidemic intelligence (EI) encompasses all activities related to early identification of potential health hazards, their verification… CONTINUE READING

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