Combating infectious diseases in the Pacific Islands: sentinel surveillance, environmental health, and geospatial tools

Lau, Colleen (2014) Combating infectious diseases in the Pacific Islands: sentinel surveillance, environmental health, and geospatial tools. Reviews on Environmental Health, 29 1-2: 113-117. doi:10.1515/reveh-2014-0028

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Author Lau, Colleen
Title Combating infectious diseases in the Pacific Islands: sentinel surveillance, environmental health, and geospatial tools
Journal name Reviews on Environmental Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0048-7554
2191-0308
Publication date 2014
Year available 2014
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1515/reveh-2014-0028
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 29
Issue 1-2
Start page 113
End page 117
Total pages 5
Place of publication Berlin, Germany
Publisher Walter de Gruyter GmbH
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Infectious diseases are responsible for significant disease burden in the Pacific Islands. Environmental drivers of disease transmission and public health challenges vary between diseases, at times of emergence versus outbreaks, and also during the last stages of elimination where prevalence is low. In order to more effectively combat infectious diseases in the region, innovative approaches such as sentinel surveillance, environmental monitoring, the use of geospatial tools should be explored. 
Keyword Environmental health
Epidemiology
Infectious diseases
Pacific islands
Public health
Tropical medicine
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: Official 2015 Collection
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Created: Sat, 01 Mar 2014, 11:11:28 EST by Dr Colleen Lau on behalf of Child Health Research Centre