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Principles & Practice of Public Health Surveillance$
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Lisa M. Lee, Steven M. Teutsch, Stephen B. Thacker, and Michael E. St. Louis

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195372922

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372922.001.0001

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Public Health Surveillance for Preparedness and Emergency Response: Biosurveillance for Human Health

Public Health Surveillance for Preparedness and Emergency Response: Biosurveillance for Human Health

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(p.306) 14 Public Health Surveillance for Preparedness and Emergency Response: Biosurveillance for Human Health
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Principles & Practice of Public Health Surveillance
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Daniel M. Sosin

Richard S. Hopkins

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372922.003.0014

This chapter describes the application of specific principles to the practice of biosurveillance. In the face of new emergent health threats, there is demand on public health monitoring of population exposures and disease to be faster and better. There is also increased interest in improving individual patient medical care by providing timely information to clinicians that reflects the current community health situation. The chapter describes how monitoring the health of a population in support of preparedness and emergency response stretches the boundaries of public health surveillance. What is called “biosurveillance” in the chapter addresses distinctive features of public health emergencies through surveillance and investigation methods.

Keywords:   biosurveillance, situation awareness, investigation, monitoring, community health

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