Disease surveillance plays a fundamental role in public health.

Background

Disease surveillance plays a fundamental role in public health. It is needed to monitor changes in disease frequency or changes in the levels of risk factors. It is frequently conducted for infectious diseases and other types of conditions and events such as cancer, asthma, injuries, human behaviors, vaccination compliance, and antibiotic prescription practices.

Assignment

Identify and briefly describe one public health surveillance system (do not pick a notifiable communicable disease system). Include the objective/goal of the system, what data does it provide, how are the data collected and how often.

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