Public health surveillance

Botulism in the Republic of Georgia

Analysis by time, place, and person of botulism surveillance data from Republic of Georgia, 1980 – 2002.

 

Objectives:

  • After completing this case study, the participant should be able to:
  • Describe the key principles of public health surveillance,
  • Analyze surveillance data by time, place, and person,
  • Interpret surveillance data,
  • Discuss the uses of surveillance.
Investigation: 
Other
Country: 
Georgia
Year: 
2007
Author (s): 

Richard Dicker, Naile Malakmadze, Colleen Shane, and Eric Guenther

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Brucellosis in Kyrgyzstan

Examination of the brucellosis public health surveillance system and analysis of data from that system.

 

Objectives:

  • Describe the key principles of public health surveillance,
  • Describe criteria for including a disease in a national surveillance system,
  • Describe the data flow of a surveillance system,
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of disease’s case definition,
  • Summarize and interpret surveillance data,
  • Define incidence and prevalence of a disease and calculate the incidence rate.
Investigation: 
Other
Country: 
Kyrgyzstan
Year: 
2005
Author (s): 

Julia Ershova

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