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The Surveillance of Communicable Diseases 

The Surveillance of Communicable Diseases
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The Surveillance of Communicable Diseases
Author(s):

Andrew Cliff

and Matthew Smallman-Raynor

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199596614.003.0002
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date: 24 February 2020

In this chapter, we have examined the development of surveillance systems across a variety of geographical scales from the local(bills of mortality), through the national (the US NEDSS framework)to the global (WHO epidemiological surveillance), as well as through time from the seventeenth to the twenty-first centuries.

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