Volume 2 Supplement 3

Proceedings of the 2007 Disease Surveillance Workshop. Disease Surveillance: Role of Public Health Informatics


Disease Surveillance Workshop 2007. Disease Surveillance: Role of Public Health Informatics. Go to conference site.

Bangkok, Thailand

11-12 September 2007

  1. Proceedings

    Electronic surveillance of outbreaks in Lebanon

    This paper describes and assesses the electronic surveillance of outbreaks based on the early warning for four endemic diseases – typhoid fever, amebic dysentery, viral hepatitis A and brucellosis – in Lebanon...

    Nada Ghosn, Alia Nasredine, Yolla Merhy Baddour, Denis Coulombier and Samah Nasserdine

    BMC Proceedings 2008 2(Suppl 3):S2

    Published on: 14 November 2008

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    Challenges in the implementation of an electronic surveillance system in a resource-limited setting: Alerta, in Peru

    Infectious disease surveillance is a primary public health function in resource-limited settings. In 2003, an electronic disease surveillance system (Alerta) was established in the Peruvian Navy with support f...

    Giselle Soto, Roger V Araujo-Castillo, Joan Neyra, Miguel Fernandez, Carlos Leturia, Carmen C Mundaca and David L Blazes

    BMC Proceedings 2008 2(Suppl 3):S4

    Published on: 14 November 2008

  3. Proceedings

    Methodologies for data collection

    Electronic disease surveillance systems can be extremely valuable tools; however, a critical step in system implementation is collecting data. Without accurate and complete data, statistical anomalies that are...

    Sheri Happel Lewis and Richard Wojcik

    BMC Proceedings 2008 2(Suppl 3):S5

    Published on: 14 November 2008

  4. Proceedings

    Visualization techniques and graphical user interfaces in syndromic surveillance systems. Summary from the Disease Surveillance Workshop, Sept. 11–12, 2007; Bangkok, Thailand

    Timeliness is a critical asset to the detection of public health threats when using syndromic surveillance systems. In order for epidemiologists to effectively distinguish which events are indicative of a true...

    Kieran M Moore, Graham Edge and Andrew R Kurc

    BMC Proceedings 2008 2(Suppl 3):S6

    Published on: 14 November 2008

  5. Proceedings

    Statistical analyses in disease surveillance systems

    The performance of disease surveillance systems is evaluated and monitored using a diverse set of statistical analyses throughout each stage of surveillance implementation. An overview of their main elements i...

    Andres G Lescano, Ria Purwita Larasati, Endang R Sedyaningsih, Khanthong Bounlu, Roger V Araujo-Castillo, Cesar V Munayco-Escate, Giselle Soto, C Cecilia Mundaca and David L Blazes

    BMC Proceedings 2008 2(Suppl 3):S7

    Published on: 14 November 2008