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Title: Early warning and response to outbreaks and other public health events: A guide
Authors: World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia
Place of publication: New Delhi
Language: English
Abstract: Routine surveillance systems that report cases of diseases or syndromes often fail to provide timely information to detect outbreaks and other important public health events. By ensuring that Early Warning and Response functions are an integral part of the routine surveillance systems countries will be able to detect any abnormal/unusual occurrence or event and if applicable implement control measures in a timely manner. These guidelines will provide health policy-makers, epidemiologists and rapid response teams with the technical information needed to establish an early warning component as part of their existing surveillance systems.
Gov't Doc #: SEA-CD-178
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