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CLT seminar: Anette Hulth - Web query-based infectious disease surveillance

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Anette Hulth (Swedish Institute for Communicable Disease Control)

Traditional infectious diseases surveillance is based on reports from clinicians and laboratories. It thus requires that those who are ill seek care. As a complement to this traditional surveillance, sources collected for purposes other than surveillance (for example sales of certain medicines or the number of telephone calls to a medical help line) can be exploited. At the Swedish Institute for Communicable Disease Control, a system based on queries submitted to a Swedish medical web site – Vårdguiden.se – has been implemented and functions on a regular basis as an additional source of surveillance. In the work performed at the institute, we have shown that web queries are an accurate, cheap and labour extensive source, which gives access to individuals who are not (yet) seeking care. In this presentation, I will focus on the web query-based influenza and norovirus surveillance. I will also give a very short introduction to infectious disease surveillance in general.

Date: 2011-02-10 10:15 - 12:00

Location: L308, Lennart Torstenssonsgatan 8

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