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Molecular Epidemiology of Measles in India, 2005–2010

Author (s): 

Niteen Wairagkar,1 Deepika Chowdhury,1 Sunil Vaidya,1 Sarika Sikchi,1 Naseem Shaikh,1 Laxman Hungund,1
R. S. Tomar,1 D. Biswas,2 K. Yadav,2 J. Mahanta,2 V. N. R. Das,3 Prasanna Yergolkar,4 P. Gunasekaran,5 D. Raja,5 R. Jadi,1 Nalini Ramamurty,6 A. C. Mishra,1 and MeaslesNetIndia collaborators

 

1WHO Regional Measles Reference Laboratory, National Institute of Virology, Pune; 2Regional Medical Research Center, Dibrugarh; 3Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna; 4WHO National Measles Laboratory, Bangalore Field Unit of National Institute of Virology, Pune; 5WHO National Reference Laboratory for Measles and Rubella, King Institute of Preventive Medicine, Chennai; and 6World Health Organization-South East Asia Region Office, New Delhi, India

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Salmonella in the Caribbean

Focus on laboratory-based surveillance of Salmonella in Trinidad and Tobago in 1998–1999, leading to a case-control study of risk factors for salmonellosis, and to control measures.

 

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Investigation: 
Other
Country: 
Trinidad and Tobago
Year: 
2004
Author (s): 

Jeanette Stehr-Green

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Public Health Surveillance in New York City-- Then and Now

Addresses basic elements of the traditional reportable disease list, as well as syndromic surveillance established after the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001.

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Investigation: 
Other
Country: 
United States
Year: 
2002
Author (s): 

Richard Dicker

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Surveillance for E. coli O157:H7-- Information for Action

Focuses on whether E. coli O157:H7 should be added to Oregon's reportable disease list, and the difficulties in dealing with an outbreak apparently linked to raw milk, 1993.

 

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Investigation: 
Other
Country: 
United States
Year: 
1994
Author (s): 

Julie Crom and Richard Dicker

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Rapid Assessment of Health Status and Preventive Medicine Needs of Kampuchean Refugees in Thailand

Development of surveillance system to identify health problems among Kampuchean (Cambodian) refugees in 1979 and target interventions accordingly.

 

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Investigation: 
Other
Country: 
Thailand
Year: 
1992
Author (s): 

Jeanette Stehr-Green

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L-Tryptophan and Eosinophilia-Myalgia Syndrome ("EMS")

National epidemic of new syndrome in 1989 quickly traced to a commercial product. Case study addresses surveillance, bias, criteria for causation.

 

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Investigation: 
Outbreak
Country: 
United States
Year: 
1990
Author (s): 

Leslie Swygert and Richard Dicker

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Surveillance for Yellow Fever following an Outbreak in Northern Uganda, November 2010

Background: Two deaths from an unknown hemorrhagic disease were reported in Northern Uganda on 22nd October 2010. A multi-disciplinary team led by Ministry of Health set out to investigate the outbreak.

Year: 
2008
Author (s): 

Anwar Kakeeto, B. Lubwama, L. Basajjasubi, M. Musenero, J. Wamala, I. Makumbi

Presenter (s): 
Kakeeto

Influenza Sentinel Surveillance System Evaluation and Data Analysis – Nigeria, 2009-2010

Background: Influenza is an epidemic prone disease affecting mainly children and elderly people, causing considerable morbidity and mortality. In 2007 a human case of avian influenza was identified in Nigeria leading to establishment of a sentinel surveillance system in four sites for influenza-like illnesses (ILI) and severe acute respiratory infections (SARI) and a National Influenza Reference Laboratory for influenza virus detection. We evaluated the system and analyzed surveillance data to assess the pattern of influenza in Nigeria.

Year: 
2009
Author (s): 

Lilian S. Maina, A. Adedeji, I. Dalhat, P. Nguku, H. Akpan, M. Shehu

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Maina

Evaluation of the use of the National Surveillance System Software as part of a Regional Hospital Nosocomial Infections Surveillance System. Costa Rica, 2009

Background: The adequate follow up of surveillance systems is a major concern in Public Health. In the year 2005 a National Surveillance System Software (NSSS) was implemented. Nosocomial Infections Surveillance System (NISS) started the same year, to input and analyze data from (NSSS). Study aims to evaluate the (NSSS) as part of the (NISS).

Year: 
2006
Author (s): 

Quesada, Fabio C.,

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Quesada

Analysis of Data from Malaria Surveillance, Health Region of East-Central Burkina Faso, From 2006 to 2009.

Background: Malaria is a global emergency that affects mostly poor women and children in the developing world. Malaria related-illnesses and mortality, cost Africa’s economy alone USD 12 billion annually. Faced with this situation, Burkina Faso implemented various policies of the WHO in the fight against malaria. This study would like to see the outcome of the implementation of control strategies, and the trend of malaria in the region of east-central Burkina Faso.

Year: 
2010
Author (s): 

D. YELBEOGO; E. KANYALA ; Y. NDJAKANI; B. SAWADOGO, P. NITIEMA, L. OUEDRAOGO; L. SANGARE; Z. TARNAGDA; M. SAWADOGO,

Presenter (s): 
OUEDRAGO
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