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The first author was employed as part of the New South Wales Public Health Officer Training Program funded by the New South Wales Department of Health. The states of New South Wales and Victoria have training programs for public health officers. The ARM Network provides an organizational model for FETPs and alumni in the region to assist in public health and infectious disease emergencies.

The ARM Network initiative is funded by in-kind support from the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW, the Burnet Institute, and NCEPH, ANU. Clinical and public health control measures were implemented in health facilities and in the community.

Table 1.  Advantages and disadvantages of collecting various ethnocultural data according to established  surveillance 7  criteria*
Table 1. Advantages and disadvantages of collecting various ethnocultural data according to established surveillance 7 criteria*

RESULTS

Rotavirus enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay testing was performed at the Fiji Center for Disease Control laboratory on stool samples from suspected cases. Genotyping of rotavirus-positive samples was performed at the WHO Collaborating Centre, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia. Most of the cases resided in the villages of Betio and Bairiki in the western end of South Tarawa and Tangintebu and Eita in central South Tarawa.

Note: Some columns may not add up to 100% due to rounding of decimals. During the outbreak, MHMS issued situational updates once a day to relevant governmental and non-governmental parties.

Table 1. Number of suspected cases and incidence proportion by sex, age and village of residence
Table 1. Number of suspected cases and incidence proportion by sex, age and village of residence

DISCUSSION

In the future, risk assessment is advised to identify and determine the impact mass gatherings may have on health and health systems capacity as well as preventive public health planning. The outbreak demonstrated the importance of having strong management structures for public health events, including a designated incident manager to oversee response activities and emergency plans. MHMS has invested a lot of effort in developing the national health system's preparedness for public health emergencies.

These capabilities have been developed to help Kiribati meet Kiribati's obligations under the International Health Regulations (2005).6 Reference laboratory testing was facilitated by the Pacific Public Health Surveillance Network laboratory network.7. Data on risk factors and vaccination status were collected by public health units for post-notification cases under the NSW Public Health Act 2010. The objectives of vaccine-preventable disease surveillance in NSW are, at the individual level, to identify events that may require immediate public health. control measures and, at the population level, to identify risk factors such as age and geographic location that lead to better targeted immunization efforts.

The case reporting requirements for general practitioners, hospital directors, and laboratories under state public health legislation have been previously described.1 Upon receipt of a case report, a surveillance officer for a public health unit determines whether the case report meets the definition of a case report. cases of vaccine-preventable disease according to national criteria2 and, if so, data collected on each case are loaded into Alexander Rosewell, a Paula Spokesa, and Robin Gilmoura. Rates were calculated using Australian Bureau of Statistics population estimates and are presented as annual rates per person. 100 000 total population or population in age groups.3 Risk factor and vaccination status data were collected for cases through public health unit follow-up with GPs and other sources such as case or carer reports. Number and frequency per 100,000 population of case notifications for selected vaccine preventable diseases, New South Wales, Australia, 1991 to 2012.

In NSW, public health services do not regularly monitor reported cases of mumps. Number and rate per 100 000 population of reported cases of selected vaccine-preventable diseases by local health district, New South Wales, Australia, 2012. Of 383 cases aged zero to four years or over 50 years (aged groups monitored by public health units were notified in Aboriginal people, among whom the rate of case reporting was significantly higher than in non-Aboriginal people (24.8 and 13.0 per 100,000, respectively).

Table 1.  Number and rate per 100 000 population of case notifications for selected vaccine-preventable diseases,  New South Wales, Australia, 1991 to 2012
Table 1. Number and rate per 100 000 population of case notifications for selected vaccine-preventable diseases, New South Wales, Australia, 1991 to 2012

CONCLUSION

Background: Recent experience with pandemic influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 has highlighted the importance of global surveillance for severe respiratory disease to support pandemic preparedness and seasonal influenza control. Improved surveillance in the southern hemisphere is needed to provide critical data on influenza epidemiology, disease burden, circulating strains, and effectiveness of influenza prevention and control measures. Hospital-based surveillance for cases of severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) was introduced in New Zealand on 30 April 2012.

The objectives were for me to ascertain the incidence, prevalence, risk factors, clinical spectrum and outcomes for SARI and associated influenza and other respiratory pathogen cases, as well as to understand influenza contribution to patients not meeting SARI case definition. If a patient met the World Health Organization's SARI case definition, a respiratory sample was tested for influenza and other respiratory pathogens. Discussion: Hospital-based SARI surveillance has been implemented and is fully operational in New Zealand.

Active, prospective, ongoing, hospital-based SARI surveillance is useful to support pandemic preparedness for emerging influenza A(H7N9) virus infections and seasonal influenza prevention and control. The 2009 influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 pandemic highlighted the need for disease surveillance to monitor severe respiratory disease to support pandemic preparedness as well as seasonal influenza prevention and control.1,2 Information generated from this type of surveillance improves our understanding of how epidemiology and etiology differ between countries and regions of the world. The 2009 pandemic and seasonal influenza epidemics demonstrated the importance of having an established real-time respiratory disease surveillance.

New Zealand is an excellent location for population screening with its mostly publicly funded healthcare system.

IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM

PURPOSE OF THE SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM

While it was difficult to accurately predict the expected number of annual SARI cases based on discharge data, an early study at Starship Children's Hospital showed that approximately 50% of preschool children with a diagnosis of pneumonia or bronchopneumonia from discharge met the WHO case. definition for pneumonia. 8 ADHB laboratory data during 2010–2011 showed that respiratory specimens were positive for the influenza virus. 9. An average of 50% annual hospitalized respiratory disease cases meeting the WHO SARI case definition would result in SARI hospitalized cases. The presence of case definition components was determined by reviewing clinicians' admission diagnoses and interviewing patients.

Research nurses interviewed these patients, documented the components of the case definition that were present, and differentiated the patients into SARI and non-SARI cases. Admission may have been from the emergency or outpatient departments of the health care facility, a transfer from another facility, or a referral from primary care. The WHO SARI case definition, based on clinical symptoms and signs, will miss some diseases caused by influenza infection and include some diseases caused by non-influenza infections.2,17 The SHIVERS SARI surveillance system provides a comprehensive and complete case detection and testing algorithm for all SARI and some non-SARI cases.

It provides a unique opportunity to define currently uncaptured cases of influenza from patients who do not meet the WHO SARI case definition, enabling further refinement of the WHO case definition. In addition, the SHIVERS SARI surveillance system allows for evaluating the sensitivity and specificity of the WHO SARI case definition and predicting symptoms for the capture of non-influenza respiratory viruses. Some of the complications and exacerbations may occur after typical influenza-related clinical symptoms have resolved, and influenza infection may not be suspected as the cause of these complications.

Each patient was given a verbal explanation of the reason for the additional information and its use, in accordance with the New Zealand Health and Disability Services Consumer Rights Code (Right 6: . Right to be fully informed). 15.

Table 1.  Population distribution by age, ethnicity and  socioeconomic group in New Zealand and  surveillance population
Table 1. Population distribution by age, ethnicity and socioeconomic group in New Zealand and surveillance population

PRELIMINARY RESULTS

Infection control and hospital epidemiology: official journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America. Design and performance of the CDC real-time reverse transcriptase PCR panel for the detection of 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) virus. Special thanks to: research nurses at ADHB; research nurses at CMDHB; staff of the WHO National Influenza Centre, ESR; Health Intelligence Team, ESR; the staff of the ADHB laboratory and the CMDHB laboratory; IT staff and SARI surveillance participants.

Based on the available epidemiologic and genetic information, the most recent increase since late November 2013 appears to be associated with the Philippines.4,6,7 Other countries have also reported genotype B3 measles cases in travelers returning from the Philippines since late 2013, including Australia, Canada, Italy, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States.8–10 Importantly, while infection occurred locally in 128 of the cases (70%) during week 48 of 2013 to week 10 in 2014, the change in the proportion and number of imported cases over time has reflected the epidemiological situation in Japan. Japan's National Institute of Infectious Diseases, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare and other partners are actively communicating these key messages via the Internet, television and newspapers to the general public and to the medical and public health communities.3 overseas acquired cases increased and then declined during. While the recent increase began with overseas acquired cases, the majority of recent cases, including genotype B3, probably occurred as ongoing, locally acquired transmissions (Figure 1).

While nearly a quarter of those affected were aged one year or younger (those not yet ready for vaccination and with declining maternal immunity), the large number of unvaccinated pediatric and young adult cases are believed to have contribute to continuous transmission. The current situation highlights the importance of rapid response and routine public health activities. We are actively communicating with our public health colleagues and physicians to share timely measles information and reiterate the importance of MMR vaccination.

We thank the staff at local public health centers and prefectural and municipal public health institutions across the country who are informing doctors and other public health personnel and medical personnel who have responded to the current measles situation.

Figure 1.  Number of reported measles cases by onset by epidemiologic week, Japan, January 2013 to  March 2014
Figure 1. Number of reported measles cases by onset by epidemiologic week, Japan, January 2013 to March 2014

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Table 1.  Advantages and disadvantages of collecting various ethnocultural data according to established  surveillance 7  criteria*
Figure 1.  ARM Network operational model for assessment and deployment of public health professionals
Figure 1. Map of South Tarawa, Kiribati
Table 1. Number of suspected cases and incidence proportion by sex, age and village of residence
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