Lessons for surveillance in the 21st century: A historical perspective from the past five millennia

@article{Choi2005LessonsFS,
  title={Lessons for surveillance in the 21st century: A historical perspective from the past five millennia},
  author={B. Choi and A. W. Pak},
  journal={Sozial- und Pr{\"a}ventivmedizin},
  year={2005},
  volume={46},
  pages={361-368}
}
  • B. Choi, A. W. Pak
  • Published 2005
  • History, Medicine
  • Sozial- und Präventivmedizin
  • SummaryThis paper reviews some major epidemics in the past 5000 years in human history and derives 12 lessons in the context of epidemiologic surveillance. The corresponding 12 challenges proposed in this paper could be used to guide us in building a better and more comprehensive surveillance system in the 21st century. This will be achieved by: continuing the evolvement and improvement of surveillance; maintaining on an ongoing basis; being systematic; being population-based; including risk… CONTINUE READING
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