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This unique book covers many major disease surveillance systems, drawing on the experiences of leading experts from around the world. Beginning with an overview of the newly revised International Health Regulations from the World Health Organization, the book progresses to explore surveillance systems currently in practice. Examples included are as far ranging as surveillance for antimicrobial-resistant foodborne pathogens, vaccine adverse events, influenza and HIV/AIDS, to communicable disease surveillance during complex emergencies in Iraq and Sudan.
Infectious Disease Surveillance also covers the use of modern technologies to track infectious diseases, including molecular epidemiologic techniques and electronic means for data collection and distribution. Other chapters discuss evaluation of surveillance methods, ethical considerations and legal issues. The book concludes with a review of historical lessons learned from the application of surveillance in disease control—for smallpox in the 1970s and for severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2003.
A comprehensive resource to improve the tracking of infectious diseases
Designed for frontline public health practitioners engaged in communicable disease control, epidemiologists, clinical microbiologists, and students of public health and epidemiology, this book portrays both the conceptual framework and the practical aspects of infectious disease surveillance.
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Offers public health practitioners, students, and policy makers a comprehensive resource to improve the tracking of infectious diseasesIncludes an overview of major surveillance systems and the newly revised International Health Regulations (IHR 2005, written by officials from the World Health Organization) Written by the world's leading experts Offers a wide international perspective on best practices Content can be adapted for teaching purposesAbout the Author:
Dr Nkuchia M. M'ikanatha, Pennsylvania Department of Health, Harrisburg, PA, USA
Dr Ruth Lynfield, Minnesota Department of Health, St Paul, MN, USA
Dr Chris A. Van Beneden, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
Dr Henriette de Valk, Institut de Veille Sanitaire, St Maurice, France
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Book Description Wiley-Blackwell, 2007. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1405142669