Electronic Epidemiologic Biosurveillance in the Cameroon Military

Description: 

Electronic epi-biosurveillance presents an opportunity to provide real-time disease surveillance alerts from remote areas to central disease management units, to rapidly decrease reporting times for reportable diseases, and to enable appropriate response scenarios to be put in place in a timely manner. Over the past year, with the support of GEIS and Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, we have piloted an electronic disease reporting system in four sites in the Cameroon military and evaluated these surveillance efforts, to understand how such infrastructure may impact this resource-limited setting.

Objective

Pilot and evaluate an electronic disease surveillance system in the Cameroon military and assess the capabilities of this system to fulfill reporting and early warning requirements.

Original Publication Year: 
2013
Event/Publication Date: 
December, 2013

August 22, 2018

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National Syndromic
Surveillance Program

Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention

Email:nssp@cdc.gov

The National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP) is a collaboration among states and public health jurisdictions that contribute data to the BioSense Platform, public health practitioners who use local syndromic surveillance systems, CDC programs, other federal agencies, partner organizations, hospitals, healthcare professionals, and academic institutions.

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