Infectious disease surveillance: a crumbling foundation.

@article{Berkelman1994InfectiousDS,
  title={Infectious disease surveillance: a crumbling foundation.},
  author={Ruth L. Berkelman and Ralph T. Bryan and Michael T. Osterholm and James W Leduc and James M. Hughes},
  journal={Science},
  year={1994},
  volume={264 5157},
  pages={368-70}
}
O u r ability to detect and monitor infectious disease threats to health is in jeopardy. False perceptions that such threats had dwindled or disappeared led to complacency and decreased vigilance regarding infectious diseases, resulting in a weakening of surveillance--the foundation for control of infectious diseases (1). However, such infectious diseases as acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), influenza, and pneumonia are leading causes of death i,n the United States and the world. As… CONTINUE READING

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