Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 19, issue 1, P1-13 2005 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2004.10.005 View full text
Tomas Jelinek, Nikolai Mühlberger

Abstract: When using all its advantages of clinical vigilance, direct communication,and fast feedback, a clinical surveillance network can be remarkably effective in detecting sentinel events and in translating the new information into modifications of clinical practice. Travelers have great advantage when serving as surveillance tools for imported diseases. They travel widely and potentially expose themselves to all types of infectious diseases, they are very mobile, and they return during the incubation period of most…

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