Objective.-To describe the health status of and to detect disease outbreaks in the population affected by Hurricane Andrew in south Dade County, Florida.
Design.-The Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services and the US Army conducted active surveillance for gastrointestinal illness, respiratory illness, injury, and other index conditions by monitoring civilian and service member visits to care sites (civilian and military free care sites and hospital emergency departments)from August 30 (1 week after the hurricane's landfall)through September 30, 1992.
Main Outcome Measures.-Proportional morbidity:
The number of daily visits for each index condition divided by the total number of visits, expressed as a percentage.
Mots-clés Pascal : Exploration, Homme, Floride, Cyclone tropical, Morbidité, Surveillance sanitaire, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Exploration, Human, Florida, Tropical cyclone, Morbidity, Sanitary surveillance, United States, North America, America
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0091201
Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 199406.