Evaluation of the performance of a dengue outbreak detection tool for China

Paul, Rick E., Zhang, Honglong, Li, Zhongjie, Lai, Shengjie, Clements, Archie C. A., Wang, Liping, Yin, Wenwu, Zhou, Hang, Yu, Hongjie, Hu, Wenbiao, & Yang, Weizhong (2014) Evaluation of the performance of a dengue outbreak detection tool for China. PLoS ONE, 9(8), e106144-e106144.

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An outbreak detection and response system, using time series moving percentile method based on historical data, in China has been used for identifying dengue fever outbreaks since 2008. For dengue fever outbreaks reported from 2009 to 2012, this system achieved a sensitivity of 100%, a specificity of 99.8% and a median time to detection of 3 days, which indicated that the system was a useful decision tool for dengue fever control and risk-management programs in China.

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ID Code: 82769
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Dengue, Early warning system, China
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0106144
ISSN: 1932-6203
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 the authors
Deposited On: 25 Mar 2015 02:18
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2015 23:54

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