1. Disease Surveillance, a Public Health Priority

  1. Joseph S. Lombardo1 and
  2. David L. Buckeridge2

Published Online: 2 NOV 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470131886.ch1

Disease Surveillance: A Public Health Informatics Approach

Disease Surveillance: A Public Health Informatics Approach

How to Cite

Lombardo, J. S. and Buckeridge, D. L. (eds) (2007) Disease Surveillance, a Public Health Priority, in Disease Surveillance: A Public Health Informatics Approach, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470131886.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    The Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Maryland

  2. 2

    McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 NOV 2006
  2. Published Print: 30 MAR 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470068120

Online ISBN: 9780470131886

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Keywords:

  • disease surveillance;
  • technological evolution;
  • public health practice;
  • visualization;
  • communication

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Emerging Role of Informatics in Public Health Practice

  • Early Use of Technology for Public Health Practice

  • Guiding Principles for Development of Public Health Applications

  • Information Requirements for Automated Disease Surveillance

  • Historical Impact of Infectious Disease Outbreaks

  • Disease as a Weapon

  • Modern Disease Surveillance Applications

  • Summary

  • References