Infectious Disease Surveillance

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-05-13
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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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.

Author Biography

Nkuchia M. M’ikanatha, Pennsylvania Department of Health, USA
Ruth Lynfield, Minnesota Department of Health, USA
Chris A. Van Beneden, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA
Henriette de Valk, Institut de Veille Sanitaire, France

Table of Contents


Foreword to second edition
Stephen B. Thacker,  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (USA) & Denis Coulombier, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Sweden

Foreword to first edition
Anne Schuchat Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (USA) & Jean-Claude Desenclos Institut de veille (France)

Preface to First Edition
Nkuchia M. M’ikanatha; Ruth Lynfield; Chris Van Beneden, Henriette de Valk

Preface to Second Edition
Nkuchia M. M’ikanatha; Ruth Lynfield; Chris Van Beneden, Henriette de Valk


Inside cover story: Weighing of the Heart: Polyxeni Potter


1 Surveillance as a Cornerstone for Infectious Disease Prevention and Control
Nkuchia M. M’ikanatha,; Chris Van Beneden & Henriette de Valk

2 Origins and Progress in Surveillance Systems
Stephen B. Thacker

3 Use of surveillance in Disease Eradication Efforts

Part 1: Lessons Learned in Smallpox Eradication
DA Henderson

Part 2: Measles Eradication in the Americas
Mark Grabowsky

Part 3: Dracunculiasis (Guinea worm Disease) Eradication
Makoy Samuel

4 Infectious Disease Surveillance and International Health Regulations
Bruce J. Plotkin and Max Hardiman, Fernando Gonzalez-Martin & Guénaël Rodier

5 Supranational Surveillance in the European Union
Andrea Ammon, ECDC, Edward van Straten & Henriette de Valk


6 Active Population-based Surveillance for Infectious Diseases
Chris A. Van Beneden & Ruth Lynfield

7 Surveillance for Foodborne Diseases

Part 1: Approaches to Surveillance for Foodborne Diseases
Elaine Scallan

Part 2: Investigation of Foodborne Disease Outbreaks
Stephanie Meyer & Craig Hedberg

Part 3: Surveillance for Antimicrobial-resistance in Foodborne Bacteria
Jean M. Whichard, Tom M. Chiller & Frank M Aarestrup

8 Surveillance for Zoonotic Diseases
Mira Leslie & James Kazmierczak

9 Surveillance for Vector-borne Diseases
James L. Hadler & Lyle R. Petersen

10 Surveillance for Vaccine Preventable Diseases
Hanna Nohynek, Elizabeth Miller & Jane Seward

11 Surveillance for Vaccine Adverse Events
John Iskander, Yenlik A. Zheteyeva & Robert Chen

12 Surveillance for Seasonal Influenza
Lynette Brammer

13 Surveillance for Agents of Bioterrorism in the United States
Richard Danila & Aaron Fleischauer

14 Surveillance for Unexplained Infectious Disease Related Deaths
Ann Schmitz, Ruth Lynfield, Kurt Nolte & Marc Fischer
15 Surveillance for Tuberculosis in Europe
Delphine Antoine & Ibrahim Abubakar

16 Surveillance for Healthcare-Associated Infections
Petra Gastmeie; Bruno Coignard & Teresa Horan

17 Surveillance for Pathogens Associated with Transfusion and Transplantation 
Matt Kuehnart & Robert Wise

18 Surveillance for Antibiotic Resistance and Trends in Antibiotic Utilization
Lauri Hicks & Dominique Monnet

19 Surveillance for Viral Hepatitis in Europe
Mary Ramsay, Koye Balogun & Catherine Quigley

20 Surveillance for HIV/AIDS in the United States
Eve Mokotoff & Luke Shouse

21 Surveillance for HIV/AIDS in Countries in Transition

Part 1: Integrated surveillance for HIV/AIDS in India
Rubina Imtiaz & Renu Garg
Part 2: Surveillance for HIV/AIDS in Russia
Dmitry Kissin, Susan Hillis & vgeny Voronin

Part 3: HIV/AIDS surveillance in South Africa
Gita Ramjee & Thomas M Rehle

22 Surveillance for Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Samuel S. Groseclose, Michael Samuel & Hillard Weinstock

23 Surveillance for Communicable Diseases during Complex Emergencies
Marta Valenciano & Alain Moren

26 Surveillance for Infectious Diseases Associated with International Travel and in Special Populations
Katrin S. Kohl

25 Surveillance for Communicable Diseases during Mass Gatherings
Andrea Forde


26 Web-based Systems for Infectious Disease Surveillance in the United States
Nkuchia M. M’ikanatha, Dale D. Rohn, Toby McAdams, David Welliver & Kathleen G. Julian

27 Web-based Sentinel Provider-based Surveillance in France
Thierry T. Blanchon

28 Electronic Surveillance for Notifiable Diseases in Germany 
Gerard Krause & Robert Koch

29 Electronic Clinical Laboratory Reporting for Public Health Surveillance
Perry F. Smith & Guthrie S. Birkead
30 Use of Internet- based and Wireless Applications in Infectious Disease  Surveillance
Herman Tolentino & John Brownstein

31 Global Public Health Intelligence Network
Abla Mawudeku & Richard Lemay

32 Syndromic Surveillance for Infectious Disease Surveillance
Julie A. Pavlin & Walter Reed


33 Molecular Epidemiologic Methods in Infectious Disease Surveillance
John Besser

34 Software applications, Resources and Introduction to Statistical Analysis

Part 1: Examples of Software application and Web-based resources for Infectious   Disease Surveillance
John Holmes, Michael Samuel & Joseph M Hilbe

Part 2: Analysis and Interpretation of Reportable Infectious Disease Data
Elizabeth Zell & Mindy J. Perilla

35 Analysis and Interpretation of Case-Based Surveillance Data
Lisa M. Lee & George W. Rutherford

36 Statistical Modelling of Infectious Disease Surveillance Data
Leonhard Held

37 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Spatial Data Analyses
Part I: Geographic information system approaches to data analyses
Chester G. Moore

Part 2: Use of GIS and spatial analysis in infectious disease surveillance in North America and East Africa: a case study
Sunny Mak & Rebecca J. Eisen

38  Evaluation of Surveillance Systems for Early Epidemic Detection
Samuel Groseclose & James Buehler


39 Legal Basis for Infectious Disease Surveillance
Richard E. Hoffman& Renny Fagan,

40 Ethical Considerations in Infectious Disease Surveillance
Amy L. Fairchild

41 Communication and in Infectious Disease Surveillance
Part 1: Communication and use of Social Media in Infectious Disease Surveillance 
Brian Southwell & Barbara Reynolds

(Appendix: Public Health Communication Basics R. Elliot Churchill)

Part 2: A case study on response to increase in syphilis among gay men in San Francisco
Jeffrey D. Klausner & Katherine Ahrens

42 Applied Epidemiology Training in Infectious Disease Surveillance
Denise Koo and Arnold Bosman

43 Surveillance Training for Fogarty International Fellows from
Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Dale L. Morse, Louise-Anne McNutt & Robert Bednarczyk


44 Public-Private Partnerships in Infectious Disease Surveillance
Andrew Friede

45 Public Health Preparedness and Lessons from the 2009-2010 H1N1 Novel Influenza Pandemic
Lyn Finelli

46 The Future of Infectious Disease Surveillance
Ruth Lynfield, Nkuchia M. M’ikanatha, Chris Van Beneden & Henriette de Valk

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