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Dengue surveillance by proxy: Travellers as sentinels for outbreaks in the Pacific Islands

Lau, Colleen; Weinstein, Philip; Slaney, David

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Sensitive surveillance systems are crucial for effective control of infectious disease outbreaks, and regional surveillance could provide valuable data to supplement global systems, improve sensitivity and timeliness of reporting, or capture otherwise undetected outbreaks. In New Zealand (NZ), there are no endemic arboviral diseases in humans, and the majority of dengue cases are imported from neighbouring Pacific Islands where comprehensive surveillance systems are under development. From 1997...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/103650
Source: Epidemiology and Infection
DOI: 10.1017/S0950268813000058

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