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SURVEILLANCE OF DISEASE

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As distinct from surveillance of persons, surveillance of disease is the continuing scrutiny of all aspects of occurrences and spread of a disease that are pertinent to effective control. Included are the systematic collection and evaluation of: 1. morbidity and mortality reports; 2. special reports of field investigations, of epidemics and of individual cases; 3. isolation and identification of infectious agents by laboratories; 4. data concerning the availability and use of vaccines and toxoids, immunoglobulin, insecticides, and other substances used in control; 5. information regarding immunity levels in segments of the population; and 6. other relevant epidemiological data.

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