Electronic School Absenteeism System for Multiple Disease Surveillance in Hong Kong

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Surveillance systems utilizing early indicator of disease activity would be useful for monitoring community disease pattern and facilitating timely decision making on public health interventions in an evidence-based manner. School absenteeism has been previously considered as a possible syndromic approach for monitoring influenza activity. We explored the feasibility and practicability of establishing an electronic school absenteeism surveillance system in Hong Kong for monitoring influenza-like illness (ILI) and other diseases using automatically captured data employing smart card technology. Objective: We examined the utility of an electronic school absenteeism system for monitoring multiple types of diseases.

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Original Publication Year: 
2013
Event/Publication Date: 
December, 2013

August 22, 2018

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