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Evaluation of the performance of a dengue outbreak detection tool for China

Zhang, Honglong; Li, Zhongjie; Lai, Shengjie; Clements, Archie C. A.; Wang, Liping; Yin, Wenwu; Zhou, Hang; Yu, Hongjie; Hu, Wenbiao; Yang, Weizhong

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An outbreak detection and response system, using time series moving percentile method based on historical data, in China has been used for identifying dengue fever outbreaks since 2008. For dengue fever outbreaks reported from 2009 to 2012, this system achieved a sensitivity of 100%, a specificity of 99.8% and a median time to detection of 3 days, which indicated that the system was a useful decision tool for dengue fever control and risk-management programs in China.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014-08-29
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/15758
Source: PLoS ONE
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0106144

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