Surveillance for Visceral Leishmaniasis in Iraq

Discussion of reasons for conducting surveillance, and basic descriptive epi analysis (time-place-person) of surveillance data from the visceral leishmaniasis surveillance system in Iraq from 1990 to 2009.

Objectives

  • Describe public health surveillance types and uses
  • Define sensitivity and specificity in the context of public health surveillance
  • Analyze surveillance data by time, person and place
  • Interpret surveillance data
Investigation: 
Other
Country: 
Iraq
Year: 
2011
Author (s): 

Ban Majeed

Richard Dicker

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