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Disease survelliance can best be defined as the ongoing, systematic:
collection, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of specific health data
The purpose of survelliance is to help public health officials do what?
- Identify trends and aberrant disease patterns
- Set priorities
- Develop and evaluate programs
- Establish endemic rates
- Respond rapidly
A high quality surveillance program requires collaboration among a number of agencies. Collaboration can best be described as promoting the development of:
Comprehensive plan and effective communications
The CDC, the associate of public health laboratories, and federal food regulatory agencies developed a special surveillance system called PulseNet that:
fingerprints foodborne bacteria
When a disease or event outbreak occurs as a result of a purposeful introduction of an agent into the population, the nurse knows that: