Comparing timeliness, content, and disease severity of formal and informal source outbreak reporting Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Communicable Diseases
  • Disease Notification
  • Disease Outbreaks
  • Population Surveillance

abstract

  • The findings suggest that recent changes in the field of surveillance improved formal source reporting, particularly in the dimension of timeliness. Still, informal sources were found to report slightly faster and with accurate information. This study emphasizes the importance of utilizing both formal and informal sources for timely and accurate infectious disease outbreak surveillance.

publication date

  • March 20, 2015

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4369067

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1186/s12879-015-0885-0

PubMed ID

  • 25887692

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 135

volume

  • 15

number

  • 1