An Integrated Syndromic Surveillance System for Monitoring Scarlet Fever in Taiwan
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Wu, W.-J., Liu, Y.-L., Kuo, H.-W., Huang, W.-T., Yang, S.-L., & Chuang, J.-H. (2013). An Integrated Syndromic Surveillance System for Monitoring Scarlet Fever in Taiwan. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics, 5(1). https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v5i1.4518

Abstract

In 2011, Hong Kong, being so close geographically to Taiwan, had encountered an outbreak of scarlet fever. In response, Taiwan Centers for Disease Control developed a timely integrated syndromic surveillance system using daily updated data from National Health Insurance (scarlet fever ICD-9-CM code 034.1) and death certifications (cause of death text mining with keywords "scarlet fever", "group A streptococcus" or "toxic shock syndrome") since July 2011. Interagency collaborations add values to existing health data in the government and have strengthened the capacity of disease surveillance in Taiwan.
https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v5i1.4518
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