The consistency of shingles and its significance for health monitoring

  title={The consistency of shingles and its significance for health monitoring},
  author={Douglas M. Fleming and Aad I M Bartelds and Rachel S. Chapman and Kenneth W. Cross},
  journal={European Journal of Epidemiology},
Accurate estimation of monitored populations is essential for epidemiological study. Many countries do not have systems of patient registration and routine disease surveillance is thereby hindered. We studied the incidence of shingles over time and investigated the hypothesis that the incidence is consistent and could be used as a proxy for estimating the monitored population. Annual incidence rates of shingles reported in the Weekly Returns Service (WRS) since 1970 and in the Dutch Sentinel… CONTINUE READING


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