Validation of Syndromic Surveillance for Respiratory Pathogen Activity

  title={Validation of Syndromic Surveillance for Respiratory Pathogen Activity},
  author={C C Kees van den Wijngaard and Liselotte C van Asten and Wilfrid van Pelt and Nico J.D. Nagelkerke and Robert A. Verheij and Albert J. de Neeling and Arnold L. M. Dekkers and Marianne A. B. van der Sande and Hans A. Van Vliet and Marion P G Koopmans},
  journal={Emerging Infectious Diseases},
  pages={917 - 925}
Syndromic surveillance is increasingly used to signal unusual illness events. To validate data-source selection, we retrospectively investigated the extent to which 6 respiratory syndromes (based on different medical registries) reflected respiratory pathogen activity. These syndromes showed higher levels in winter, which corresponded with higher laboratory counts of Streptococcus pneumoniae, respiratory syncytial virus, and influenza virus. Multiple linear regression models indicated that most… CONTINUE READING