The surveillance and monitoring of diseases and agents

Mike Catchpole*

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Public health surveillance has been defined as the ‘ongoing systematic collection, analysis, and interpretation of outcome-specific data, closely integrated with the timely dissemination of these data to those responsible for preventing and controlling disease or injury’.1 Surveillance outputs represent a cornerstone in the body of public health intelligence, along with research findings and information collated in a less systematic manner from other sources.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnvironmental Medicine
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781444128444
ISBN (Print)9780340946565
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010

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