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All deliveries taking place in Flemish maternity hospitals, are registered in the database. We collect about 50 pre-, peri- and postnatal items of mother and child. When the baby is transferred to a neonatal unit, there is an additional registration.
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...
Intego is a morbidity register based on continuous automated registration of electronic medical record data of Flemish GPs. The purpose is to create a large epidemiological database that is used for research and educational purposes.
Annually, a considerable part of the Belgian population acquires a flu-like syndrome or an acute upper tract respiratory infection. Certain population groups (young children, elderly people, pregnant women and persons with a chronic condition), run a significant higher risk of severe tot life-threatening complications. Moreover, seasonal flu leads to an increased pressure on the health care system, increased work leave and high financial costs.
In Belgium, a sentinel network specifically dedicated to influenza surveillance, with the participation of about 40 GPs, was initiated in...