Syndromic Surveillance

(1) the monitoring of the frequency of illnesses with a specified set of clinical features among a given population without regard to the specific diagnoses if any that are assigned to them by clinicians. (2) A system for early detection of outbreaks whereby health department staff assisted by automated acquisition of data routinely collected for other purposes and computer generation of statistical signals monitor disease indicators particularly those associated with possible terrorism-related biologic and chemical agents continually or at least daily to detect outbreaks earlier than would otherwise be possible with traditional public health methods.

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Authors U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); Office of Workforce and Career Development (OWCD); Career Development Division (CDD)
PublicationTitle Principles of Epidemiology in Public Health Practice, Third Edition An Introduction to Applied Epidemiology and Biostatistics - Glossary
PublicationType Textbook/Course
PublicationYear 2012
Publisher Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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Sector Public Health
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Last Updated 28 April 2020, 01:33 (CEST)
Created 26 September 2019, 13:01 (CEST)