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Title:

Understanding Infectious Disease Surveillance: Its Uses, Sources, and Limitations

Authors:
Tara Kirk Sell
Date posted:
December 10, 2010
Publication type:
Article
Publication:

Biosecur Bioterror 2010;8(4):305-309

Publisher:
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
DOI:
10.1089/bsp.2010.0054
Availability:
Open access
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Introduction:

Disease surveillance provides policymakers with information about infectious disease outbreaks, gives them situational awareness during an outbreak, and allows them to make more informed decisions in response. This article provides an overview of the different types of disease surveillance systems and their uses, and offers insights into the limitations, inherent uncertainties, and challenges faced by surveillance systems in the United States.

 

 

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