How outbreaks of infectious disease are detected: a review of surveillance systems and outbreaks.

@article{Dato2004HowOO,
  title={How outbreaks of infectious disease are detected: a review of surveillance systems and outbreaks.},
  author={Virginia M. Dato and Michael M. Wagner and Abi Fapohunda},
  journal={Public health reports},
  year={2004},
  volume={119 5},
  pages={464-71}
}
To learn how outbreaks of infectious disease are detected and to describe the entities and information systems that together function to identify outbreaks in the U.S., the authors drew on multiple sources of information to create a description of existing surveillance systems and how they interact to detect outbreaks. The results of this analysis were summarized in a system diagram. The authors reviewed a sample of recent outbreaks to determine how they were detected, with reference to the… CONTINUE READING

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