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Surveillance of sexually transmitted infections by a sentinel network of clinicians

The STI surveillance supports public health efforts by providing a framework for:

  • Problem detection: surveillance can identify the emergence of a particular STI  as well as changes in the levels of existing endemic STI. Certain STI, while not initially perceived as a problem in the population as a whole, may be a significant problem for specific sub-populations.
  • Problem description: surveillance can identify factors mediating STI occurrence.
  • Problem solving: surveillance can provide information needed to develop and implement strategies for STI control and prevention. Sentinel surveillances involve the collection of case data from only part of the total population to learn something about the larger population. Moreover, sentinel surveillance systems may be useful in identifying behavioural characteristics that are of sufficient public health importance to merit monitoring.
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Modified
2019-11-24
Release Date
2018-04-09
Identifier
5dfb9a1e-b36f-46d2-8267-e71427e2eed2
License
Public Access Level
Public