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Hand, foot and mouth disease in China: Evaluating an automated system for the detection of outbreaks

Li, Zhongjie; Lai, Shengjie; Zhang, Honglong; Wang, Liping; Zhou, Dinglun; Liu, Jizeng; Lan, Yajia; Ma, Jiaqi; Yu, Hongjie; Buckeridge, David; Pittayawonganan, Chakrarat; Clements, Archie


Objective To evaluate the performance of China's infectious disease automated alert and response system in the detection of outbreaks of hand, foot and mouth (HFM) disease. Methods We estimated size, duration and delay in reporting HFM disease outbreaks from cases notified between 1 May 2008 and 30 April 2010 and between 1 May 2010 and 30 April 2012, before and after automatic alert and response included HFM disease. Sensitivity, specificity and timeliness of detection of aberrations in the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Bulletin of the World Health Organization
DOI: 10.2471/BLT.13.130666
Access Rights: Open Access


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