Traduction en anglais : Surveillance of infectious diseases in Flanders by compulsory notification.
Surveillance of infectious diseases can be organised in different ways.
One of them is the compulsory notification of communicable diseases.
In Flanders the policy is legally based on the law of the fifth of April 1995.
Although the objective of this legislation is to focus on control measures, the registration of data is also very important.
In 1996 the permanent increase of meningococcal diseases and the identification of collective scabies infections and outbreaks of foodborne diseases are remarkable.
Comparing the data of the compulsory network with those of the laboratory surveillance, it becomes clear that the data of both surveillance systems are rather near to each other.
By combining both methods, the global picture on communicable diseases is more complete and provides a more accurate approach.
Mots-clés Pascal : Infection, Surveillance sanitaire, Enregistrement donnée, Base donnée, Epidémiologie, Méthodologie, Evaluation, Homme, Belgique, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Infection, Sanitary surveillance, Data logging, Database, Epidemiology, Methodology, Evaluation, Human, Belgium, Europe
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0177573
Code Inist : 002B05A02. Création : 16/11/1999.