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Outbreak detection: application to infectious disease surveillance

Farrington, Paddy and Andrews, Nick (2003). Outbreak detection: application to infectious disease surveillance. In: Brookmeyer, Ron and Stroup, Donna F. eds. Monitoring the Health of Populations: Statistical Principles and Methods for Public Health Surveillance. New York, NY, USA: OUP USA, pp. 203–231.

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This chapter describes the methodological issues involved in outbreak detection and gives examples from a range of statistical techniques. It focuses on infectious disease detection because most outbreak detection systems have been applied to infectious disease. However, the methods described apply more generally, and examples are drawn from related areas, such as monitoring birth defects.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2004 Oxford University Press Inc.
ISBN: 0-19-514649-2, 978-0-19-514649-3
Keywords: public health surveillance; public health monitoring; disease outbreaks; infectious disease detection; birth defects
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Item ID: 22646
Depositing User: Sarah Frain
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2010 10:39
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2016 14:46
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