Electronic School Absenteeism System for Multiple Disease Surveillance in Hong Kong


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.


We examined the utility of an electronic school absenteeism system for monitoring multiple types of diseases.

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December, 2013

August 22, 2018

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