disease notification

Summary

Summary: Notification or reporting by a physician or other health care provider of the occurrence of specified contagious diseases such as tuberculosis and HIV infections to designated public health agencies. The United States system of reporting notifiable diseases evolved from the Quarantine Act of 1878, which authorized the US Public Health Service to collect morbidity data on cholera, smallpox, and yellow fever; each state in the US has its own list of notifiable diseases and depends largely on reporting by the individual health care provider. (From Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)

Top Publications

  1. pmc Electronic Support for Public Health: validated case finding and reporting for notifiable diseases using electronic medical data
    Ross Lazarus
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 16:18-24. 2009
  2. ncbi Ten-year experiences of the tuberculosis control programme in the southern region of Ethiopia
    M A Yassin
    Southern Nations, Nationalities and People s Regional State Health Bureau, Awassa, Ethiopia
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 10:1166-71. 2006
  3. pmc Influenza activity in Europe during eight seasons (1999-2007): an evaluation of the indicators used to measure activity and an assessment of the timing, length and course of peak activity (spread) across Europe
    John Paget
    Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research NIVEL, PO Box 1568, 3500BN, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BMC Infect Dis 7:141. 2007
  4. ncbi Algorithms for rapid outbreak detection: a research synthesis
    David L Buckeridge
    Palo Alto VA Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA, USA
    J Biomed Inform 38:99-113. 2005
  5. ncbi Hospital based clinical surveillance for dengue haemorrhagic fever in Bandung, Indonesia 1994-1995
    A Chairulfatah
    The Department of Childhealth, Padjadjaran University Medical School, Dr Hasan Sadikin General Hospital, Jl. Pasteur 38, Bandung 40161, Indonesia
    Acta Trop 80:111-5. 2001
  6. pmc Record-linkage and capture-recapture analysis to estimate the incidence and completeness of reporting of tuberculosis in England 1999-2002
    N A H van Hest
    Tuberculosis Control Section, Division of Infectious Disease Control, Municipal Public Health Service Rotterdam Rijnmond, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Epidemiol Infect 136:1606-16. 2008
  7. pmc Case-reporting of acute hepatitis B and C among injection drug users
    Holly Hagan
    National Development and Research Institutes, New York, New York, USA
    J Urban Health 79:579-85. 2002
  8. pmc Impediments to global surveillance of infectious diseases: consequences of open reporting in a global economy
    R A Cash
    Department of Population and International Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 78:1358-67. 2000
  9. ncbi Completeness of tuberculosis control program records in the case registry database of the state of Espírito Santo, Brazil: analysis of the 2001-2005 period
    Claudia Maria Marques Moreira
    Collective Health, Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo UFES, Federal University of Espírito Santo Vitória, Brazil
    J Bras Pneumol 34:225-9. 2008
  10. ncbi Public-private mix for control of tuberculosis and TB-HIV in Nairobi, Kenya: outcomes, opportunities and obstacles
    J Chakaya
    Centre for Respiratory Diseases Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 12:1274-8. 2008

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  1. pmc Electronic Support for Public Health: validated case finding and reporting for notifiable diseases using electronic medical data
    Ross Lazarus
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 16:18-24. 2009
    ..Source code for this highly interoperable application is freely available under an approved open-source license at http://esphealth.org...
  2. ncbi Ten-year experiences of the tuberculosis control programme in the southern region of Ethiopia
    M A Yassin
    Southern Nations, Nationalities and People s Regional State Health Bureau, Awassa, Ethiopia
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 10:1166-71. 2006
    ..The tuberculosis control programme, southern region of Ethiopia...
  3. pmc Influenza activity in Europe during eight seasons (1999-2007): an evaluation of the indicators used to measure activity and an assessment of the timing, length and course of peak activity (spread) across Europe
    John Paget
    Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research NIVEL, PO Box 1568, 3500BN, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    BMC Infect Dis 7:141. 2007
    ..1) are the sentinel clinical reports a good measure of influenza activity? 2) how long is a typical influenza season in Europe? 3) is there a west-east and/or south-north course of peak activity ('spread') of influenza in Europe?..
  4. ncbi Algorithms for rapid outbreak detection: a research synthesis
    David L Buckeridge
    Palo Alto VA Health Care System, Palo Alto, CA, USA
    J Biomed Inform 38:99-113. 2005
    ..Future research must address challenges such as forecasting expected values in high-dimensional data and generating spatial and multivariate test data sets...
  5. ncbi Hospital based clinical surveillance for dengue haemorrhagic fever in Bandung, Indonesia 1994-1995
    A Chairulfatah
    The Department of Childhealth, Padjadjaran University Medical School, Dr Hasan Sadikin General Hospital, Jl. Pasteur 38, Bandung 40161, Indonesia
    Acta Trop 80:111-5. 2001
    ..DHF/DSS cases should be reported on the basis of a diagnosis made during hospitalisation preferably after a serological confirmation is obtained...
  6. pmc Record-linkage and capture-recapture analysis to estimate the incidence and completeness of reporting of tuberculosis in England 1999-2002
    N A H van Hest
    Tuberculosis Control Section, Division of Infectious Disease Control, Municipal Public Health Service Rotterdam Rijnmond, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Epidemiol Infect 136:1606-16. 2008
    ..Completeness of notification estimated by a log-linear capture-recapture model was highly inconsistent with prior estimates and the validity of this methodology was further examined...
  7. pmc Case-reporting of acute hepatitis B and C among injection drug users
    Holly Hagan
    National Development and Research Institutes, New York, New York, USA
    J Urban Health 79:579-85. 2002
    ..7%, and for hepatitis B, it was 7.5%. In this study, reporting of acute hepatitis in IDUs was extremely low, raising questions regarding the use of community surveillance data to estimate underlying incidence in that population group...
  8. pmc Impediments to global surveillance of infectious diseases: consequences of open reporting in a global economy
    R A Cash
    Department of Population and International Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 78:1358-67. 2000
    ..Recommendations are made on measures that could be taken by WHO and the world community to make global surveillance acceptable...
  9. ncbi Completeness of tuberculosis control program records in the case registry database of the state of Espírito Santo, Brazil: analysis of the 2001-2005 period
    Claudia Maria Marques Moreira
    Collective Health, Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo UFES, Federal University of Espírito Santo Vitória, Brazil
    J Bras Pneumol 34:225-9. 2008
    ..To investigate the completeness of tuberculosis control program records for the 2001-2005 period in the case registry database of the state of Espírito Santo, Brazil...
  10. ncbi Public-private mix for control of tuberculosis and TB-HIV in Nairobi, Kenya: outcomes, opportunities and obstacles
    J Chakaya
    Centre for Respiratory Diseases Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 12:1274-8. 2008
    ..Nairobi, the capital of Kenya...
  11. pmc Improving imperfect data from health management information systems in Africa using space-time geostatistics
    Peter W Gething
    School of Geography, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom
    PLoS Med 3:e271. 2006
    ..Faced with this inadequacy, vital public health decisions often rely on crudely adjusted regional and national estimates of treatment burdens...
  12. pmc Completeness of notification of tuberculosis in The Netherlands: how reliable is record-linkage and capture-recapture analysis?
    N A H van Hest
    Department of Infectious Disease Control, Rotterdam Public Health Service, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Epidemiol Infect 135:1021-9. 2007
    ..This study demonstrates the possible impact of violation of assumptions underlying capture-recapture analysis, especially the perfect record-linkage, perfect positive predictive value and absent three-way interaction assumptions...
  13. pmc High dengue case capture rate in four years of a cohort study in Nicaragua compared to national surveillance data
    Katherine Standish
    Sustainable Sciences Institute, Managua, Nicaragua
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 4:e633. 2010
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  14. ncbi Completeness of infectious disease notification in the United Kingdom: A systematic review
    Maria Keramarou
    European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training, European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Stockholm, Sweden
    J Infect 64:555-64. 2012
    ..Our aim was to provide a baseline against which to assess the impact of these changes by synthesising current knowledge on completeness of notification and on factors associated with better reporting rates...
  15. ncbi Trends in viral meningitis hospitalisations and notifications in the North Eastern Health Board (1997 - 2001): a cause for concern?
    E D Brabazon
    Ir Med J 97:306-8. 2004
    ..Thus, most cases were not notified which means that current surveillance systems under-estimate the disease burden of viral meningitis. Such under-reporting has implications for infectious disease policy in Ireland...
  16. ncbi Knowledge of disease notification among doctors in government hospitals in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria
    A N Ofili
    Department of Community Health, School of Medicine, University of Benin, P M B, Benin City 1154, Nigeria
    Public Health 117:214-7. 2003
    ..This study was carried out from August to November 1999 to assess the knowledge of disease notification among doctors at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital and Central Hospital, Benin City, Edo State, ..
  17. ncbi Pyrazinamide use as a method of estimating under-reporting of tuberculosis
    J H van Loenhout-Rooyackers
    GGD Regio Nijmegen Municipal Health Services, The Netherlands
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 5:1156-60. 2001
    ..To develop a method of validating the notification of active tuberculosis by physicians in the Netherlands...
  18. pmc Assessment of epidemiology capacity in state health departments, 2004-2009
    Matthew L Boulton
    Center of Excellence for Public Health Workforce Studies, University of Michigan School of Public Health, 1415 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Public Health Rep 126:84-93. 2011
    ..This article summarizes findings of the 2009 assessment and analyzes five-year (2004-2009) trends in the epidemiology workforce...
  19. ncbi Current situation and regional perspective on HIV/AIDS surveillance in europe
    Francoise F Hamers
    EuroHIV, Department of Infectious Diseases, Institut de Veille Sanitaire, Saint Maurice, France
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 32:S39-48. 2003
    ..Efforts should be made to use surveillance data for evaluating the effectiveness of HIV/AIDS prevention interventions...
  20. ncbi [Reporting new HIV cases in Catalonia, Spain: is technical consensus feasible?]
    J Casabona
    Centre d Estudis Epidemiològics sobre la SIDA de Catalunya CEESCAT, Badalona, Barcelona España
    Gac Sanit 17:75-82. 2003
    ..To describe the process performed in Catalonia (Spain) to design an information system for monitoring new cases of HIV infection...
  21. ncbi Why a burden of disease study?
    Zsuzsanna Jakab
    Euro Surveill 12:E1-2. 2007
    ....
  22. pmc Notifiable disease surveillance and practicing physicians
    Gerard Krause
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Seetrasse 10, 13353 Berlin, Germany
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:442-5. 2005
    ..5%). Feedback of surveillance data to physicians should be delivered through occasional nonelectronic reports on current issues of local public health importance...
  23. pmc Monitoring and surveillance for rare health-related events: a review from the veterinary perspective
    M G Doherr
    Division of Clinical Research, Department of Clinical Veterinary Medicine, University of Bern, Bremgartenstrasse 109a, CH 3012 Bern, Switzerland
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 356:1097-106. 2001
    ....
  24. pmc Improving tuberculosis control through public-private collaboration in India: literature review
    Puneet K Dewan
    International Research and Programs Branch, Division of Tuberculosis Elimination, 1600 Clifton Road, MS E 10, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    BMJ 332:574-8. 2006
    ..To review the characteristics of public-private mix projects in India and their effect on case notification and treatment outcomes for tuberculosis...
  25. pmc A comparison of the completeness and timeliness of automated electronic laboratory reporting and spontaneous reporting of notifiable conditions
    J Marc Overhage
    Regenstrief Institute, 410 W 10th St, Suite 2000, Indianapolis, IN 46202 3012, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:344-50. 2008
    ..We examined whether automated electronic laboratory reporting of notifiable-diseases results in information being delivered to public health departments more completely and quickly than is the case with spontaneous, paper-based reporting...
  26. ncbi Consensus statement. Global burden of tuberculosis: estimated incidence, prevalence, and mortality by country. WHO Global Surveillance and Monitoring Project
    C Dye
    Communicable Diseases Prevention and Control, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    JAMA 282:677-86. 1999
    ..To estimate the risk and prevalence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) infection and tuberculosis (TB) incidence, prevalence, and mortality, including disease attributable to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), for 212 countries in 1997...
  27. pmc Using a geographical information system to plan a malaria control programme in South Africa
    M Booman
    Malaria Control Programme, Mpumalanga Department of Health, Nelspruit, South Africa
    Bull World Health Organ 78:1438-44. 2000
    ..Matching malaria control measures to specific strata of endemic malaria has provided the opportunity for more efficient malaria control in Mpumalanga province...
  28. pmc An evaluation of completeness of tuberculosis notification in the United Kingdom
    Jayshree Pillaye
    Division of Public Health Medicine, Brent Primary Care Trust, London, UK
    BMC Public Health 3:31. 2003
    ..These include the poor, the homeless, refugees and ethnic minorities...
  29. pmc Evaluation of an operational malaria outbreak identification and response system in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa
    Marlize Coleman
    School of Animal, Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
    Malar J 7:69. 2008
    ....
  30. pmc The DOTS strategy in China: results and lessons after 10 years
    Chen Xianyi
    Disease Control Department, Ministry of Health, Beijing, China
    Bull World Health Organ 80:430-6. 2002
    ..To analyse the five-point tuberculosis (TB) strategy, DOTS, 10 years after its implementation in one-half of China's population, and to suggest lessons for future implementation of the DOTS strategy...
  31. ncbi Automated detection of infectious disease outbreaks: hierarchical time series models
    Simon H Heisterkamp
    NV Organon, Biometrics, PO Box 20, 5340 BH Oss, The Netherlands
    Stat Med 25:4179-96. 2006
    ..This, in our opinion, makes the proposed model a reliable tool for adequate automated detection of infectious disease outbreaks...
  32. ncbi Mandatory reporting of diseases and conditions by health care professionals and laboratories
    S Roush
    Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    JAMA 282:164-70. 1999
    ..Systematic reporting by health care professionals and laboratories, which may vary by state law, statute, or regulation, continues to provide essential data for assessing public health...
  33. pmc Should this event be notified to the World Health Organization? Reliability of the international health regulations notification assessment process
    Thomas Haustein
    Infection Control Programme, University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine, Rue Gabrielle Perret Gentil 4, 1211 Geneva 14, Switzerland
    Bull World Health Organ 89:296-303. 2011
    ..To investigate the reliability of the public health event notification assessment process under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR)...
  34. pmc Global public health security
    Guenael Rodier
    World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:1447-52. 2007
    ..The new International Association of National Public Health Institutes aims to strengthen and invigorate existing NPHIs, to create new NPHIs where none exist, and to provide funded grants to support NPHI development priorities...
  35. pmc SurvNet electronic surveillance system for infectious disease outbreaks, Germany
    Gerard Krause
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Seestrasse 10, 13353 Berlin, Germany
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:1548-55. 2007
    ..SurvNet may be a useful tool for other outbreak surveillance systems because it minimizes the workload of local health departments and captures outbreaks even when causative pathogens have not yet been identified...
  36. ncbi A review of strategies for enhancing the completeness of notifiable disease reporting
    Benjamin J Silk
    Center for Public Health Preparedness and Research, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 11:191-200. 2005
    ..Recent attention to public health preparedness provides an opportunity to strengthen notifiable disease surveillance and enhance completeness of reporting...
  37. ncbi ASPREN surveillance system for influenza-like illness - A comparison with FluTracking and the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System
    Adriana Parrella
    ASPREN
    Aust Fam Physician 38:932-6. 2009
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  38. pmc Improving the accuracy of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal disease notification rates using data linkage
    Donna B Mak
    Communicable Diseases Control Directorate, Western Australian Department of Health, Perth, Australia
    BMC Health Serv Res 8:118. 2008
    ....
  39. pmc Effectiveness of postmigration screening in controlling tuberculosis among refugees: a historical cohort study, 1984-1998
    G B Marks
    South Western Sydney Area Health Service, Sydney, Australia
    Am J Public Health 91:1797-9. 2001
    ..This study assessed the effectiveness of postmigration screening for the control of tuberculosis (TB) among refugee migrants...
  40. ncbi The AbCs of bioterrorism for veterinarians, focusing on Category B and C agents
    Radford G Davis
    Center for Food Security and Public Health, Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University Ames, IA 50011, USA
    J Am Vet Med Assoc 224:1096-104. 2004
  41. pmc Consent, confidentiality, and the threat to public health surveillance
    Chris Verity
    Child Development Centre, Addenbrooke s Hospital, Cambridge CB2 2QQ
    BMJ 324:1210-3. 2002
  42. ncbi Invasive meningococcal disease: completeness and timeliness of reporting of confirmed cases in Thames Valley, 2006-2007
    K Paranthaman
    Thames Valley Health Protection Unit, Oxford Science Park, Oxford OX4 4GP, UK
    Public Health 123:805-8. 2009
    ..Regular evaluation of disease surveillance systems is essential. This study assessed the completeness and timeliness of reporting of invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) in Thames Valley in 2006-2007...
  43. pmc A model for expanded public health reporting in the context of HIPAA
    Soumitra Sengupta
    Department of Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 15:569-74. 2008
    ..The appropriateness of these approaches varies with the definition of what data may be included, the requirements of the minimum necessary standard, the accounting of disclosures, and the feasibility of the approach...
  44. pmc Automatic outbreak detection algorithm versus electronic reporting system
    Masja Straetemans
    Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:1610-2. 2008
    ..or norovirus during 2005-2006 in Germany. Local health departments reported local outbreaks with higher sensitivity and positive predictive value than did AODAs...
  45. ncbi [Data quality of dengue epidemiological surveillance in Belo Horizonte, Southeastern Brazil]
    Heloisa Helena Pelluci Duarte
    Secretaria de Estado da Saúde, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
    Rev Saude Publica 40:134-42. 2006
    ....
  46. pmc Statutory basis for public health reporting beyond specific diseases
    Claire V Broome
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Urban Health 80:i14-22. 2003
    ..The intent of these reporting laws and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Privacy Rule is to support this critical disease surveillance function for the benefit of the entire population...
  47. pmc Multijurisdictional approach to biosurveillance, Kansas City
    Mark A Hoffman
    Cerner Corporation, 2800 Rockcreek Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64117 2551, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 9:1281-6. 2003
  48. ncbi Completeness of notifiable infectious disease reporting in the United States: an analytical literature review
    Timothy J Doyle
    Division of Public Health Surveillance and Informatics, Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 155:866-74. 2002
    ..The mean reporting completeness for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, sexually transmitted diseases, and tuberculosis as a group was significantly higher (79%) than for all other diseases combined (49%) (p < 0.01)...
  49. pmc Disease reporting from an automated laboratory-based reporting system to a state health department via local county health departments
    H D Backer
    Immunization Branch, Division of Communicable Disease Control, California Department of Health Services, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA
    Public Health Rep 116:257-65. 2001
    ..The authors assessed the completeness of disease reporting from a managed care organization's automated laboratory-based reporting system to the California Department of Health Services (CDHS) via local public health departments...
  50. ncbi Impact of electronic laboratory reporting on hepatitis A surveillance in New York City
    Kristen M Moore
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA kristen
    J Public Health Manag Pract 14:437-41. 2008
    ..Electronic laboratory reporting (ELR) has been shown to improve timeliness of infectious disease reporting, and DOHMH began receiving hepatitis A reports via ELR in 2002...
  51. pmc Distributed data processing for public health surveillance
    Ross Lazarus
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Public Health 6:235. 2006
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  52. pmc Timeliness of national notifiable diseases surveillance system in Korea: a cross-sectional study
    Hyo Soon Yoo
    Division of Infectious Disease Surveillance, Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Seoul, Republic of Korea
    BMC Public Health 9:93. 2009
    ..The authors studied the timeliness of the Korean National Notifiable Disease Surveillance System with regard to major notifiable diseases from 2001 to 2006...
  53. ncbi Public-private mix for improved TB control in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: an assessment of its impact on case detection
    H T Quy
    Pham Ngoc Thach TB and Lung Disease Center, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 7:464-71. 2003
    ..Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), Vietnam...
  54. ncbi Sex differences in tuberculosis in Hong Kong
    M Chan-Yeung
    Respiratory Division, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 6:11-8. 2002
    ..The Hong Kong Tuberculosis and Chest Service, Department of Health, Hong Kong...
  55. pmc A systems overview of the Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-Based Epidemics (ESSENCE II)
    Joseph Lombardo
    The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD 20723, USA
    J Urban Health 80:i32-42. 2003
    ..Integration of nonuniform data is needed to increase sensitivity and thus enable the earliest notification possible. The performance of various detection techniques was compared using results obtained from the ESSENCE II system...
  56. ncbi The impact of national health insurance on the notification of tuberculosis in Taiwan
    C Y Chiang
    Chronic Disease Control Bureau, Department of Health, Taipei, Taiwan
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 6:974-9. 2002
    ..General notification of tuberculosis in Taiwan...
  57. ncbi No decrease in annual risk of tuberculosis infection in endemic area in Cape Town, South Africa
    Fiona E Kritzinger
    Desmond Tutu TB Centre, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa
    Trop Med Int Health 14:136-42. 2009
    ....
  58. ncbi Electronic reporting improves timeliness and completeness of infectious disease notification, The Netherlands, 2003
    M Ward
    European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training EPIET, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
    Euro Surveill 10:27-30. 2005
    ..3% of data field examined were complete compared with 81.3% in 2001. This study documents the benefits of electronic reporting of infectious disease surveillance data in terms of improved timeliness and completeness...
  59. ncbi Enhanced surveillance of acute hepatitis B in south-eastern Sydney
    Roslyn G Poulos
    School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, Kensington, New South Wales
    Commun Dis Intell 28:392-5. 2004
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  60. pmc Incidence and completeness of notification of Legionnaires' disease in The Netherlands: covariate capture-recapture analysis acknowledging regional differences
    N A H van Hest
    Department of Infectious Disease Control, Municipal Public Health Service Rotterdam Rijnmond, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Epidemiol Infect 136:540-50. 2008
    ..Covariate capture-recapture analysis acknowledging regional differences of LD incidence appears to reduce bias in the estimated national incidence rate...
  61. ncbi [Spatial-statistical analysis of infectious disease notification data in lower saxony]
    J Dreesman
    Niedersächsisches Landesgesundheitsamt Hannover
    Gesundheitswesen 66:783-9. 2004
    ..The second pillar is an annual reporting system for obtaining an overall picture and for identifying long-term trends. In both fields methods of spatial statistics are applied...
  62. ncbi Evaluation of the timeliness and completeness of a Web-based notifiable disease reporting system by a local health department
    Richard L Vogt
    Tri County Health Department, Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 12:540-4. 2006
    ..This project demonstrates how a local health department can conduct a surveillance evaluation to identify areas of improvement...
  63. ncbi Timeliness of case reporting in the Swedish statutory surveillance of communicable diseases 1998--2002
    Anna Jansson
    Department of Epidemiology, Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control SMI, Stockholm, Sweden
    Scand J Infect Dis 36:865-72. 2004
    ..5-1.7 times faster than paper notifications. Further gains should be expected from the new electronic reporting system (SmiNet2), which will allow also clinical reporting electronically over the internet...
  64. ncbi [Echinococcosis in Germany. Notifications under the Protection Against Infection Act (2001-2004)]
    J Schnitzler
    Robert Koch Institut, Postfach 650261, D 13302 Berlin
    MMW Fortschr Med 149:47. 2007
  65. ncbi Australia's notifiable diseases status, 2004, annual report of the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System
    Keflemariam Yohannes
    Surveillance Branch, Office of Health Protection, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
    Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 30:1-79. 2006
    ....
  66. ncbi A review of Salmonella surveillance in New South Wales, 1998-2000
    Tony Merritt
    Hunter Public Health Unit, New South Wales, Australia
    N S W Public Health Bull 15:178-81. 2004
  67. pmc Pregnancy and emerging diseases
    Martha Anker
    Emerg Infect Dis 13:518-9; author reply 519. 2007
  68. ncbi Harmonisation of the acute respiratory infection reporting system in the Czech Republic with the European community networks
    J Kyncl
    Centre of Epidemiology and Microbiology, National Institute of Public Health, Prague, Czech Republic
    Euro Surveill 10:30-3. 2005
    ..These data fit the European Commission's recently adopted ILI case definition and allows a better comparison of data with other countries in Europe, in particular those participating in EISS (European Influenza Surveillance Scheme)...
  69. ncbi SmiNet-2: Description of an internet-based surveillance system for communicable diseases in Sweden
    P Rolfhamre
    Department of Epidemiology, Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control SMI, Solna, Sweden
    Euro Surveill 11:103-7. 2006
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  70. pmc Reliability of case definitions for public health surveillance assessed by Round-Robin test methodology
    Gerard Krause
    Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Seestr, 10, 13353 Berlin, Germany
    BMC Public Health 6:129. 2006
    ..The reliability of case definitions has rarely been investigated systematically...
  71. pmc Under-reporting of notifiable infectious disease hospitalizations in a health board region in Ireland: room for improvement?
    E D Brabazon
    Department of Public Health, Population Health Directorate, Health Service Executive, Navan, Co Meath, Ireland
    Epidemiol Infect 136:241-7. 2008
    ..This under-reporting negatively impacts on the effectiveness of the notification process as a 'real-time' surveillance tool and an early warning system for outbreaks...
  72. ncbi SurvNet@RKI--a multistate electronic reporting system for communicable diseases
    D Faensen
    Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, Germany
    Euro Surveill 11:100-3. 2006
    ..NET and transport formats in XML. Based on our experiences, we provide recommendations for the design and implementation of national or international electronic surveillance systems...
  73. pmc Applying cusum-based methods for the detection of outbreaks of Ross River virus disease in Western Australia
    Rochelle E Watkins
    Australian Biosecurity CRC, Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 8:37. 2008
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  74. ncbi Yearly number of patients diagnosed with primary HIV-1 infection in France estimated by a capture-recapture approach
    Laurence Lievre
    INSERM U720, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie Paris 6, Paris, France
    AIDS 20:2392-5. 2006
    ..The estimated number of patients was 325 per year, which represents only 5% (approximately 6000 cases) of all new cases diagnosed each year and only 8% of all new infections (approximately 4000 cases)...
  75. pmc Benefits and barriers to electronic laboratory results reporting for notifiable diseases: the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene experience
    Trang Quyen Nguyen
    EIS Field Assignments Branch of the Office of Workforce and Career Development at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:S142-5. 2007
    ..We assessed the ELR experience of New York City's surveillance programs to identify barriers to ELR implementation and generalizable lessons about automated electronic notifiable disease surveillance...
  76. ncbi Australia's notifiable diseases status, 2005: annual report of the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System
    Rhonda Owen
    Surveillance Policy and Systems Section, Office of Health Protection, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, Canberra ACT
    Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 31:1-70. 2007
    ....
  77. ncbi Implementation of the community network of reference laboratories for human influenza in Europe
    Adam Meijer
    European Influenza Surveillance Scheme Co ordination Centre, Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research NIVEL, 3500 BN Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Clin Virol 34:87-96. 2005
    ....
  78. ncbi Electronic laboratory reporting for the infectious diseases physician and clinical microbiologist
    Rebecca Wurtz
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 40:1638-43. 2005
    ..Over the next 5-10 years, almost all CDR will move to the internet...
  79. ncbi Epidemiological and virological assessment of influenza activity in Europe during the 2003-2004 season
    W J Paget
    The Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Euro Surveill 10:107-11. 2005
    ..The composition of the 2004-2005 influenza vaccine has been modified compared with the 2003-2004 season and includes an A/Fujian/411/2002 (H3N2)-like virus strain and a new B virus strain (a B/Shanghai/361/2002-like virus)...
  80. ncbi How complete and accurate is meningococcal disease notification?
    E Breen
    Cheshire and Merseyside Health Protection Unit
    Commun Dis Public Health 7:334-8. 2004
    ..The completeness of meningococcal disease notification was 94.8% (95% confidence interval 93.2% to 96.2%); 91...
  81. ncbi Australia's notifiable diseases status, 2003 annual report of the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System
    Megge Miller
    Department of Health and Ageing, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
    Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 29:1-61. 2005
    ..There were 11,113 notifications of vaccine preventable diseases, 6,780 notifications of vectorborne diseases, 1,826 notification of other bacterial infections and 903 notifications of zoonotic diseases...
  82. ncbi Electronic laboratory reporting: barriers, solutions and findings
    J M Overhage
    Regenstrief Institute for Health Care, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 7:60-6. 2001
    ....
  83. pmc Assessment of the infectious diseases surveillance system of the Republic of Armenia: an example of surveillance in the Republics of the former Soviet Union
    Tadesse Wuhib
    Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    BMC Public Health 2:3. 2002
    ..At the request of seven FSU Ministries of Health, we performed assessments of the IDSS designed to guide reform. The assessment of the Armenian infectious diseases surveillance system (AIDSS) is presented here as a prototype...
  84. ncbi Reasons for underreporting of notifiable diseases by Syrian paediatricians
    H Al-Laham
    Directorate of Communicable Diseases, Ministry of Health, Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic
    East Mediterr Health J 7:590-6. 2001
    ..Nearly 70% indicated that the most important improvements would be the availability of easy reporting forms and a condensed and feasible list of notifiable diseases...
  85. pmc Evaluation of reporting timeliness of public health surveillance systems for infectious diseases
    Ruth Ann Jajosky
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Epidemiology Program Office, Division of Public Health Surveillance and Informatics, Surveillance Systems Branch, Atlanta, Georgia, 30333, USA
    BMC Public Health 4:29. 2004
    ....
  86. ncbi The role of the obstetrician-gynecologist in emerging infectious diseases: monkeypox and pregnancy
    Denise J Jamieson
    National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 103:754-6. 2004
    ....
  87. ncbi [On the 2004 edition of case definitions for the surveillance of notifiable infectious diseases in Germany]
    J Benzler
    Robert Koch Institut, Berlin
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 47:141-6. 2004
    ....
  88. pmc Automatic electronic laboratory-based reporting of notifiable infectious diseases at a large health system
    Anil A Panackal
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 8:685-91. 2002
    ..Automatic reporting was more rapid and as complete as conventional reporting. Using standardized coding and minimizing free text usage will increase the completeness of electronic laboratory-based reporting...
  89. pmc Investigation of multistate foodborne disease outbreaks
    Jeremy Sobel
    Foodborne and Diarrheal Diseases Branch, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA
    Public Health Rep 117:8-19. 2002
    ....
  90. ncbi [Experiences of the German public health service with the implementation of a new infections disease control act--results of focus group discussions]
    G Krause
    Abteilung für Infektionsepidemiologie, Robert Koch Institut, Berlin
    Gesundheitswesen 66:522-7. 2004
    ..Some of the problems, however, would only be solvable by modification of the IDCA. Overall the focus group discussions were a useful tool to adapt the design of the surveillance system to the needs of local health departments...
  91. ncbi Epidemiology of hepatitis C virus infection in Australia
    Gregory J Dore
    National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, The University of New South Wales, Level 2, 376 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney 2010, NSW, Australia
    J Clin Virol 26:171-84. 2003
    ....
  92. pmc Syndromic surveillance using minimum transfer of identifiable data: the example of the National Bioterrorism Syndromic Surveillance Demonstration Program
    Richard Platt
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    J Urban Health 80:i25-31. 2003
    ..If successful, this system will allow any organization with appropriate data to contribute vital information to public health syndromic surveillance systems while preserving individuals' privacy to the greatest extent possible...
  93. ncbi Temporal and spatial patterns of the clinical surveillance of BSE in France, analysed from January 1991 to May 2002 through a vigilance index
    Marie Cuenot
    Unité d Epidémiologie Animale, INRA Theix, 63122 Saint Genes Champanelle, France
    Vet Res 34:261-72. 2003
    ..So the apparent trend in the BSE epidemic during this period as well as the differences in the spatial incidence of BSE have to be analysed with caution...
  94. pmc The use of hospital-based nurses for the surveillance of potential disease outbreaks
    D N Durrheim
    Department of Health, Private Bag X11285, Nelspruit 1200, Mpumalanga, South Africa
    Bull World Health Organ 79:22-7. 2001
    ....
  95. ncbi Estimating incidence of bacterial meningitis with capture-recapture method, Lazio Region, Italy
    A Faustini
    Department of Epidemiology, Agency for Public Health, Lazio, Italy
    Eur J Epidemiol 16:843-8. 2000
    ..In order to improve both sensitivity and positive predictive value of surveillance, hospital and public health sources should be integrated with laboratory-based system...
  96. ncbi Capture recapture as a method of determining the completeness of tuberculosis notifications
    K Tocque
    North West Public Health Observatory, Liverpool John Moores University, 70 Great Crosshall Street, Liverpool, L3 2AB
    Commun Dis Public Health 4:141-3. 2001
    ..3% and notifications 92.6%. It was concluded that notification of tuberculosis is very complete in Liverpool. Capture-recapture methods can be used to assess completeness of notification data in other settings...
  97. ncbi [First evaluation of the surveillance systems of notifiable diseases under the infectious disease control law in Germany]
    G Krause
    Abteilung Infektionsepidemiologie, Robert Koch Institut, Berlin, Seestr 10, 13353 Berlin
    Gesundheitswesen 65:S8-12. 2003
    ..After more than one year of its existence, we investigated the success of the implementation of the new surveillance system with the aim to identify possibilities for further improvement...
  98. pmc Surveillance of measles in England and Wales: implications of a national saliva testing programme
    M Ramsay
    Immunisation Division, PHLS Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre, London, England
    Bull World Health Organ 75:515-21. 1997
    ..The continued sensitivity of measles surveillance in England and Wales requires that the incidence of notified rash and fever illness and the proportion of cases in which measles infection was excluded by laboratory testing be monitored...
  99. ncbi Mumps and rubella surveillance in Victoria, 1993 to 2000
    Rebecca J Guy
    Communicable Diseases Section, Public Health Division, Department of Human Services, Melbourne, Victoria
    Commun Dis Intell Q Rep 27:94-9. 2003
    ..For both mumps and rubella, the majority of notifications for all age groups were clinically diagnosed, and were most common in children...
  100. ncbi [Epidemiological data on the plague in Madagascar]
    M Ratsitorahina
    Institut Pasteur de Madagascar, Centre collaborateur OMS Peste, BP 1274 101 Antananarivo Madagascar
    Arch Inst Pasteur Madagascar 68:51-4. 2002
    ..In 2002, the diffusion of a new rapid test (reagent strip) in the primary health centres (CSB) in 42 endemic districts may help to decrease the morbidity and the letality due to plague and improve its control at the national level...
  101. ncbi Combating a rising incidence of Legionnaire's disease
    Jason Beckford-Ball
    Nurs Times 102:25-6. 2006
    ..Nurses need to be aware of the symptoms and what health measures they can take...

Research Grants27

  1. Surveillance: The Ethics of Public Health Reporting
    Ronald Bayer; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The project will inform discussion of the ethics of public health surveillance and contribute to the development of public policy sensitive to privacy and confidentiality as well as the demands of research and public health. ..
  2. EVALUATION OF A STATEWIDE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT INJURY SU
    Letitia Davis; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Findings will be widely disseminated to data providers and users. ..
  3. Extramural Research Facilities Improvement Program: Ren*
    Beatrice Adderley Kelly; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ....
  4. Outbreak detection: Combinatorial tests for small samples
    NINA FEFFERMAN; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..The results will lead to guidance regarding which methods are best for detecting particular types of outbreaks. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  5. Gastroenteritis and Extreme Weather Events in Elderly
    Elena Naumova; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  6. Dorchester Occupational Health Initiative
    LENORE AZAROFF; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..abstract_text> ..
  7. Urinary Symptoms in Adolescent Females: STI or UTI?
    Jill Huppert; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The findings of this study will strengthen the evidence base for symptom-based STI testing of SA adolescent females and will promote care that addresses both individual patient and public health needs. ..
  8. A community-level RCT of expedited partner treatment for gonorrhea and chlamydia
    Matthew R Golden; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..abstract_text> ..
  9. Potential for HIV transmission in relationships of drug-using women in Russia
    Linda Niccolai; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  10. Predicting Chemotherapy-Induced Mucositis with Genetic and Clinical Factors
    ELIZABETH ANN contact COLEMAN; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Thus, this study will accelerate nursing advancements to the "Science of Health". ..
  11. Value of Health Information Exchange in Ambulatory Care
    JOSEPH OVERHAGE; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..unreadable] [unreadable]..
  12. Safety/pharmacokinetics of tenofovir & emtricitabine in HIV negative Thai women
    John Kaldor; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..If not, the safety study will be conducted at the standard therapeutic doses. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  13. Exercise to Relieve Cancer-Related Insomnia and Fatigue
    Elizabeth Coleman; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..As their physical activity and functional status improve, patients can continue to manage their activities of daily living and may be more likely to continue cancer treatment, thus increasing their survival chances. ..
  14. AIDS Diarrhea and Antiretroviral Drug Absorption
    Daniel Fitzgerald; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..abstract_text> ..
  15. Enhanced Surveillance of Occup. Injuries to Youth <18
    Letitia Davis; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..MDPH will also obtain input from states in the northeast and produce a "how-to" guide for surveillance of work-related injuries to youth that may be used by other states across the country. ..
  16. Core Occupational Health Surveillance in Massachusetts
    Letitia Davis; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..MDPH will work with NIOSH State Occupational Surveillance Consortium in developing a final report and set of consensus recommendations regarding core occupational health surveillance activities in the states. ..
  17. Indiana PROSPECT
    JOSEPH MARCUS OVERHAGE; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....
  18. Yoga, Health, and Meditation
    Frederick Hecht; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  19. BIOINFORMATICS CENTER FOR INNATE IMMUNITY PGA
    Ross Lazarus; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  20. OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SURVEILLANCE OF LOW INCOME, MINORITY
    Letitia Davis; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ....
  21. Measuring Oral Disease Burden for Planning Services
    Michael Ross; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..The principal investigator is based in Houston, Texas (USA) and the collaborators are based in Cape Town (South Africa), Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), and London (UK). ..
  22. A Genetic Association Research Statistical Framework
    Ross Lazarus; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Developed in the context of airways disease, the software will be immediately and directly applicable to genetic research in other common, complex disorders. ..