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Real-time syndromic surveillance

Sam Bracebridge, Alex J. Elliot and Gillian Smith

in Essentials of Environmental Epidemiology for Health Protection

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199663415
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191759116 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199663415.003.0011
Real-time syndromic surveillance

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It is likely that at some time every public health official is asked to measure the immediate health effects of an acute environmental event that may affect the population, and to provide reassurance to the public. So, how should this best be achieved? This chapter aims to give a practical guide on real-time syndromic surveillance, when and why one might use it, when not to use it, and where to go for help.

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Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology ; Epidemiology

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