Infectious Disease Surveillance, Second Edition

Infectious Disease Surveillance, Second Edition

Editor(s): Nkuchia M. M'ikanatha, Ruth Lynfield, Chris A. Van Beneden, Henriette de Valk

Published Online: 12 MAR 2013 05:51AM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470654675

Online ISBN: 9781118543504

DOI: 10.1002/9781118543504

About this Book

This fully updated edition of Infectious Disease Surveillance is for frontline public health practitioners, epidemiologists, and clinical microbiologists who are engaged in communicable disease control. It is also a foundational text for trainees in public health, applied epidemiology, postgraduate medicine and nursing programs. 

The second edition portrays both the conceptual framework and practical aspects of infectious disease surveillance. It is a comprehensive resource designed to improve the tracking of infectious diseases and to serve as a starting point in the development of new surveillance systems. Infectious Disease Surveillance includes over 45 chapters from over 100 contributors, and topics organized into six sections based on major themes.

Section One highlights the critical role surveillance plays in public health and it provides an overview of the current International Health Regulations (2005) in addition to successes and challenges in infectious disease eradication. 

Section Two describes surveillance systems based on logical program areas such as foodborne illnesses, vector-borne diseases, sexually transmitted diseases, viral hepatitis healthcare and transplantation associated infections. Attention is devoted to programs for monitoring unexplained deaths, agents of bioterrorism, mass gatherings, and disease associated with international travel.

Sections Three and Four explore the uses of the Internet and wireless technologies to advance infectious disease surveillance in various settings with emphasis on best practices based on deployed systems. They also address molecular laboratory methods, and statistical and geospatial analysis, and evaluation of systems for early epidemic detection.

Sections Five and Six discuss legal and ethical considerations, communication strategies and applied epidemiology-training programs. The rest of the chapters offer public-private partnerships, as well lessons from the 2009-2010 H1N1 influenza pandemic and future directions for infectious disease surveillance.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Introduction to Infectious Disease Surveillance

    1. Chapter 1

      Infectious disease surveillance: a cornerstone for prevention and control (pages 1–20)

      Nkuchia M. M'ikanatha, Ruth Lynfield, Kathleen G. Julian, Chris A. Van Beneden and Henriette de Valk

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  2. Part II: Program Area Surveillance Systems

    1. Chapter 6

      Active, population-based surveillance for infectious diseases (pages 93–108)

      Chris A. Van Beneden, Melissa Arvay, Somsak Thamthitiwat and Ruth Lynfield

    2. Chapter 19

      Surveillance for viral hepatitis in Europe (pages 288–303)

      Mary E. Ramsay, Koye Balogun, Catherine Quigley and Chee Fu Yung

    3. Chapter 22

      Surveillance for sexually transmitted diseases (pages 343–360)

      Samuel L. Groseclose, Michael C. Samuel, Joan M. Chow and Hillard Weinstock

  3. Part III: Internet- and Wireless-based Information Systems in Infectious Disease Surveillance

    1. Chapter 26

      Use of the Web to enhance infectious disease surveillance (pages 401–417)

      Nkuchia M. M'ikanatha, Dale D. Rohn, Toby McAdams, David P. Welliver and Kathleen G. Julian

    2. Chapter 30

      Mobile technology for infectious disease surveillance (pages 447–456)

      Herman D. Tolentino, John S. Brownstein, Barbara L. Massoudi and Mehran S. Massoudi

    3. Chapter 31

      The Global Public Health Intelligence Network (pages 457–469)

      Abla Mawudeku, Michael Blench, Louise Boily, Ron St. John, Roberta Andraghetti and Martha Ruben

  4. Part IV: Molecular Methods, Data Analyses, and Evaluation of Surveillance Systems

  5. Part V: Basic Considerations, Communications, and Training in Infectious Disease Surveillance

  6. Part VI: Partnerships, Policy, and Preparedness

    1. Chapter 46

      Future directions in infectious disease surveillance (pages 668–670)

      Ruth Lynfield, Nkuchia M. M'ikanatha, Chris A. Van Beneden and Henriette de Valk

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