This unique book covers many major disease surveillance systems, drawing on the experiences of leading experts from around the world. Beginning with an overview of the newly revised International Health Regulations from the World Health Organization, the book progresses to explore surveillance systems currently in practice. Examples included are as far ranging as surveillance for antimicrobial-resistant foodborne pathogens, vaccine adverse events, influenza and HIV/AIDS, to communicable disease surveillance ...
See more details below
Infectious Disease Surveillance

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
BN.com price
(Save 42%)$159.95 List Price
Note: This NOOK Book can be purchased in bulk. Please email us for more information.


This unique book covers many major disease surveillance systems, drawing on the experiences of leading experts from around the world. Beginning with an overview of the newly revised International Health Regulations from the World Health Organization, the book progresses to explore surveillance systems currently in practice. Examples included are as far ranging as surveillance for antimicrobial-resistant foodborne pathogens, vaccine adverse events, influenza and HIV/AIDS, to communicable disease surveillance during complex emergencies in Iraq and Sudan.

Infectious Disease Surveillance also covers the use of modern technologies to track infectious diseases, including molecular epidemiologic techniques and electronic means for data collection and distribution. Other chapters discuss evaluation of surveillance methods, ethical considerations and legal issues. The book concludes with a review of historical lessons learned from the application of surveillance in disease control—for smallpox in the 1970s and for severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2003.

A comprehensive resource to improve the tracking of infectious diseases

  • Offers perspectives on best practices through examples of a wide variety of surveillance systems from around the globe
  • Acts as a starting point for design of new surveillance systems
  • Serves as an easy reference for key information

Designed for frontline public health practitioners engaged in communicable disease control, epidemiologists, clinical microbiologists, and students of public health and epidemiology, this book portrays both the conceptual framework and the practical aspects of infectious disease surveillance.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“This is a clear and understandable reference for creating and assessing infectious disease surveillance systems. It is a useful revision to the previous edition and is an excellent book for any public health or epidemiology classroom. ” (Doody’s, 30 August 2013)

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Philip M Polgreen, MD, MPH (University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics)
Description: This is a thorough introduction and overview of the rapidly changing discipline of infectious disease surveillance. Chapters are written by over 100 experts in the field. The editors were motivated by the critical need for better surveillance.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide an overview and guide for surveillance practitioners. However, the book can also serve as a primary or secondary textbook for public health students. Given the recent introduction of electronic surveillance and implementation of molecular epidemiology, the timing of this volume is good, and overall, the book meets, and in some cases exceeds, its goals.
Audience: This book will help public health officials at all levels (local, regional, national, and international) think about, implement, and update disease surveillance systems. Almost all of the chapters are written at a level that can easily be understood by readers with a basic grasp of infectious disease epidemiology. The book will also serve as a reference for more advanced readers who might need to investigate specific topics. Importantly, the authors of each chapter are authorities in their fields and each chapter provides a limited but reasonable number of references.
Features: The book is well organized to minimize duplication and provide easy access to the material. The book contains a broad overview of the field, but the special emphasis on the use of information technology analysis and data analysis is particularly strong. It also covers so many interesting and important topics that experts in one field will undoubtedly learn from other chapters in the book. The chapters on communication and the media are also very helpful.
Assessment: Given the recent developments in the field of infectious diseases, it is time for a book to concentrate on new approaches to disease surveillance, and this one does an admirable job. The Internet has changed the way information is accessed and collected, and it also promises to change the way information about infectious diseases is collected and distributed. The field of infectious disease surveillance is becoming increasingly more complicated, but the authors of this book help make it easier for practitioners, researchers, and students to keep up.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118543528
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/11/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 720
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

Nkuchia M. M’ikanatha, Division of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Pennsylvania Department of Health, Harrisburg, PA, USA
Ruth Lynfield, Minnesota Department of Health, St Paul, MN, USA
Chris A. Van Beneden, Respiratory Diseases Branch, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
Henriette de Valk, Infectious Disease Department, Institut de Veille Sanitaire, Saint Maurice, France

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents



Anne Schuchat, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (USA) & Jean-Claude.

Desenclos, Institut de Veille Sanitaire (France).



Section I: Introduction and Program-Area Surveillance Systems.

1 Infectious Disease Surveillance: A Cornerstone for Prevention and Control.

Nkuchia M. M’ikanatha (Pennsylvania Department of Health), Ruth Lynfield, Kathleen G. Julian (Division of Infectious Disease), Chris A. Van Beneden (Respiratory Diseases Branch),.

Henriette de Valk (Infectious Disease Department).

2 Infectious Disease Surveillance and the International Health Regulations.

Bruce J. Plotkin, Max Hardiman, Fernando Gonz´alez-Mart´ın, Gu´ena¨el Rodier.

3 Active, Population-Based Surveillance for Infectious Diseases.

Chris A. Van Beneden (Respiratory Diseases Branch), Sonja J. Olsen (Thai Ministry of Public Health - Us Cdc Collaboration), Tami H. Skoff (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), Ruth Lynfield.

4 Surveillance for Antimicrobial-Resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae.

Matthew R. Moore (Centres for Disease Control and Prevention), Ruth Lynfield, Cynthia G. Whitney (Centres for Disease Control and Prevention).

5 Surveillance for Foodborne Diseases.

Elaine Scallan (Enteric Diseases Epidemiology Branch), Frederick J. Angulo.

6 Supranational Surveillance in the European Union.

Andrea Ammon (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control), Henriette de Valk (Infectious Disease Department).

7 Surveillance for Antimicrobial Resistance among Foodborne Bacteria:.

The US Approach.

Jean M. Whichard (National Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Team), Kathryn Gay (Centre for Disease Control and Prevention), David G. White (National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System), Tom M. Chiller (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

8 Surveillance for Zoonotic Diseases.

Mira J. Leslie (Washington State Department of Health), Jennifer H. McQuiston (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

9 Surveillance for Vector-Borne Diseases.

James L. Hadler (CT Department of Public Health), Lyle R. Petersen (Division of Vector-borne Infectious Disease).

10 Surveillance for Agents of Bioterrorism in the United States.

Richard N. Danila (Minnesota Department of Health), Aaron T. Fleischauer (Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Branch).

11 Surveillance for Unexplained Infectious Disease-Related Deaths.

Sarah Reagan, Ruth Lynfield (Minnesota Department of Health), Kurt B. Nolte (New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator), Marc Fischer (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

12 Surveillance for Tuberculosis in Europe.

Dennis Falzon (EuroTB, Institut de Veille Sanitaire), Elmira Ibraim (NTP Romania), Andrea Infuso.

13 Surveillance for Healthcare-Associated Infections.

Petra Gastmeier (Hanover Medical School), Bruno Coignard (Infectious Diseases Department), Teresa Horan (Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion).

14 Surveillance for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

in the Community.

R. Monina Klevens (Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion), Kathleen Harriman (Minnesota Department of Health), Melissa A. Morrison (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

15 Surveillance for Viral Hepatitis.

Mary Ramsay, Koye Balogun (Immunisation Department), Catherine Quigley (Health Protection Agency).

16 Surveillance for HIV/AIDS in the United States.

Eve D. Mokotoff (Michigan Dept of Community Health (MDCH)), M. Kathleen Glynn (Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention).

17 Surveillance for Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

Samuel L. Groseclose (National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention), Michael C. Samuel (CA DHS STD Control Branch), Hillard Weinstock (Medical Epidemiologist; Lead, Surveillance & Special Studies Team).

18 Vaccine Preventable Diseases.

Part 1: Vaccine Preventable Disease Surveillance.

Hanna Nohynek (Finish Public Health Institute) & Elizabeth Miller (Head of Imunisation Department).

Part 2: Public Health Surveillance for Vaccine Adverse Events.

John K. Iskander (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), Robert T. Chen ((MS-E45) Epidemiology Branch).

19 Seasonal and Pandemic Influenza Surveillance.

Lynnette Brammer (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), Alicia Postema (Influenza branch), Nancy Cox (National Center For Immunization & Respiratory Diseases).

20 Communicable Disease Surveillance in Complex Emergencies.

Marta Valenciano (European Programme for Invention Epidemiology), Alain Moren (Medical Epidemiologist).

Section II: Use of Electronic and Web-Based Means.

in Infectious Disease Surveillance.

21 Use of the World Wide Web to Enhance Infectious Disease Surveillance.

Nkuchia M. M’ikanatha (Pennsylvania Department of Health), Dale D. Rohn (Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene), David P. Welliver (Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center), Toby McAdams (Minnesota Department of Health),.

Kathleen G. Julian (Division of Infectious Disease).

22 The Netherlands’ Infectious Diseases Surveillance Information System (ISIS).

Arnold Bosman (National Institute for Public Health and the Environment), Hans van Vliet (Centre for Infectious Disease Control).

23 The Global Public Health Intelligence Network.

Abla Mawudeku (Global Public Health Intelligence Network - GPHIN), Richard Lemay (Global Public Health Intelligence Network (GPIN)), Denise Werker (Department of Communicable Disease), Roberta Andraghetti (Department of Epidemic & Pandemic Response),.

Ron St. John (St John Public Health Consult International Inc).

24 National Notifiable Disease Surveillance in Egypt.

Frank Mahoney (Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office), Rana A. Hajjeh (Centers for the Disease Control and Prevention), Gerald F. Jones, Maha Talaat,.

Abdel-Nasser Mohammed Abdel Ghaffar (Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit).

25 Electronic Reporting in Infectious Disease Surveillance.

Part 1: Basic Principles of Electronic Public Health Surveillance.

G´erard Krause (Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology), Hermann Claus.

Part 2: Electronic Clinical Laboratory Reporting for Public.

Health Surveillance.

Perry F. Smith (New York State Department of Health), Guthrie S. Birkhead (New York State Department of Health).

26 Implementing Syndromic Surveillance Systems in the Climate.

of Bioterrorism.

Julie A. Pavlin, Farzad Mostashari.

Section III: Methods for Surveillance Data Analysis,.

Communication, and Evaluation.

27 Software Applications for Analysis of Surveillance Data.

John H. Holmes (Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics), Dale D. Rohn (Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene), Joseph M. Hilbe (School of Social and Family Dynamics, Arizona State University).

28 Analysis and Interpretation of Reportable Infectious Disease Data.

Mindy J. Perilla (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health), Elizabeth R. Zell (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

29 Analysis and Interpretation of Case-Based HIV/AIDS Surveillance Data.

Lisa M. Lee (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), George W. Rutherford (University of California, San Francisco).

30 Use of Molecular Epidemiology in Infectious Disease Surveillance.

John Besser (Minnesota Department of Health).

31 Use of Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing for Infectious.

Disease Surveillance.

Edmund Seto (University of California, Berkeley), Chester G. Moore (Department of Microbiology, Immunolgy & Pathology), Richard E. Hoskins (Washington State Department of Health).

32 Communication of Information about Surveillance.

Part 1: Media Communication of Information about Infectious Disease.

Surveillance and Outbreaks.

Brian G. Southwell (University of Minnesota).

Part 2: Case Study: A Healthy Response to Increases in Syphilis in.

San Francisco.

Jeffrey D. Klausner (San Francisco Department of Public Health), Katherine Ahrens.

33 Evaluation of Surveillance Systems for Early Epidemic Detection.

James W. Buehler (Department of Epidemiology), Daniel M. Sosin (Senior Advisor for Science), Richard Platt (Harvard Medical Shool & Harvard Pilgrim Health Care).

Section IV: Law, Ethics, Training, and Partnership in Infectious.

Disease Surveillance.

34 Ethics and the Conduct of Public Health Surveillance.

Amy L. Fairchild (Center for The History and Ethics and Public Health), Marian Moser Jones (Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health).

35 Legal Considerations in Surveillance, Isolation, and Quarantine.

Part 1: Legal Basis for Infectious Disease Surveillance and Control.

Richard E. Hoffman (Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics), Renny Fagan (State Services Station).

Part 2: Legal Considerations for Isolation and Quarantine in the.

United States.

Frederic E. Shaw (Public Health Law Program), Richard A. Goodman.

36 Training in Applied Epidemiology and Infectious Disease Surveillance:.

Contributions of the Epidemic Intelligence Service.

Denise Koo (Office of Workforce and Career Development), Douglas H. Hamilton (Epidemic Intelligence Service Program), Stephen B. Thacker (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

37 New York State International Training Program for Fogarty Fellows.

Dale L. Morse, Louise-Anne McNutt (University of Albany), Robert A. Bednarczyk (State University of New York).

38 Public–Private Partnerships in Infectious Disease Surveillance.

Andrew Friede (Constella Group, LLC).

Section V: Conclusions.

39 Lessons Learned from Smallpox Eradication and Severe Acute Respiratory.

Syndrome Outbreak.

Part 1: The Use of Surveillance in the Eradication of Smallpox and.


D. A. Henderson (University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre).

Part 2: SARS Surveillance in Hong Kong and the United States during the 2003.


Lauren J. Stockman (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), Thomas Tsang (Consultant Community Medicine), Umesh D. Parashar (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

40 Future Directions in Infectious Disease Surveillance.

Ruth Lynfield (Minnesota Department of Health), Nkuchia M. M’ikanatha (Pennsylvania Department of Health), Chris A. Van Beneden (Respiratory Diseases Branch), Henriette de Valk (Infectious Disease Department).


Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)