surveillance

SURVEILLANCE OF AVIAN INFLUENZA IN BURKINA FASO

Background: Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) is a highly contagious and deadly disease. The World Organization for Animal Health and World Health Organization reported respectively from 2003 to 2010, 51 HPAI-infected countries including Burkina Faso and 60% lethality in the human. Poultry farming is practiced by 86% of rural households with a poultry population estimated at 35,000,000 heads in 2008.

Year: 
2010
Author (s): 

Estelle Kanyala, O. Arsene, Y. Denis1, Y. Ndjakani , Z. Tarnagda, A. Sawadogo1 , M. Germaine

Presenter (s): 
Kanyala

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Institution of a rapid surveillance system controlled major Cholera epidemics in Aila flood affected Sundarban, West Bengal, India, 2009.

Background: On 25th May 2009 cyclone Aila hit Sundarban reverian area of South 24 Parganas district in west Bengal, India. It demolished 400 km river bank and resulted flood in nine coastal blocks affecting 2.5 million populations and rendering 0.87 million people homeless. About 50,000 people were rescued in 263 camps. We immediately instituted a rapid surveillance system with objectives to control diarrhea diseases, identify and prevent major outbreaks.

Year: 
2008
Author (s): 

Authors:Ajay K. Chakraborty, R. Ramachandran, M. V. Murhekar National Institute of Epidemiology, Indian Council of Medical Research, Chennai, India. Phone: +91-44-26136420 Fax: 91-44-26820464.

Presenter (s): 
Dr. Ajay Chakraborty

Evaluation of Malaria Surveillance in Ghana, 2009

Background: Malaria is a life-threatening disease transmitted by mosquitoes. Globally it infects between 300-500 million people annually causing nearly one million deaths, mostly among African children. In 2008, 31.1% of all outpatient illnesses and 30.3% of deaths in children under-five years in Ghana was due to malaria mostly caused by Plasmodium falciparum. As part of its efforts to strengthen programme monitoring and evaluation the National Malaria Control Programme has an objective to improve surveillance data management.

Year: 
2009
Author (s): 

Carl S. Osei1, 2, 3, E. Afari1, F. Wurapa1, C. Tetteh2 1. School of Public Health, FELTP, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana 2. Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons, Accra, Ghana 3. Ghana Health Service, Accra, Ghana

Presenter (s): 
Dr. Carl Osei

Evaluation of Seasonal Influenza Surveillance System, Ghana, 2010

Background: Seasonal Influenza (flu) is a contagious acute respiratory disease caused by influenza type A and B viruses. Globally, annual attack rate ranges from 5% to 30% with 250,000 to 500,000 million deaths. Data on African countries is scanty and underreported. In Ghana, the influenza sentinel surveillance was commenced in 2007 to collect and characterize circulating influenza viruses. We evaluated this surveillance system to determine whether it is meeting set objectives and assessed its attributes.

Year: 
2009
Author (s): 

Brain W. Pida1, 2, F.W Wurapa1, E.A. Afari1, S O. Sackey1, C. Ohuabunwo, M. Adjabeng2, W. Ampofo3. 1. Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program, School of Public Health College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana, Legon 2. Ghana Health

Presenter (s): 
Mr. Brain Pida

Epidemiological characterization of sexual abuse - Costa Rica, 2005-2009

Background: Review articles on the prevalence of Sexual Abuse (SA), have reported throughout the world a range of prevalence anywhere from 2% to 62%. (SA) not only as a fact itself but as a know event for outcome psiquiatric and social diseases represents a public health problem. In the process of modeling effective interventions in preventive programs the epidemiological description is essential. So this study aims to do an epidemiological characterization of sexual abuse in Costa Rica during the years 2005-2009.

Year: 
2006
Author (s): 

Quesada, Fabio C., M.D., Departamento de Vigilancia Epidemiolgica, Salud Colectiva, Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social, San Jos, (506) 22553565,

Presenter (s): 
Sr. FABIO QUESADA

Evaluation of the schistosomiasis surveillance system - Alagoas State, Brazil, from 2004 to 2008.

Abstract Text: Introduction: Schistosoma mansoni (SM) is endemic in Brazil and Alagoas state has the largest transmission area, 70% of its territory. An assessment was conducted to evaluate the SM surveillance system in Alagoas during 2004 to 2008.

Year: 
2009
Author (s): 

Author Information: Authors: Gilmara L. Nascimento1, M. Menezes2, W. Araujo1, J. L?cia3, 1. Brazilian Field Epidemiology Training Program (EPISUS), Center for Strategic Information and Response in Health Surveillance (CIEVS), Department of Epidemiolog

Presenter (s): 
Ms. GILMARA NASCIMENTO
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