Increasing Mild Enterovirus Cases Provides An Important Signal of Up-coming Trends in Elevating Severe Enterovirus Cases

Ta-Chien Chan, Rung-Hung Chen, Chwan-Chuen King


This study was to elucidate the spatio-temporal correlations between the mild and severe enterovirus cases through integrating enterovirus-related three surveillance systems, including the sentinel physician, national notifiable diseases and laboratory surveillance systems in Taiwan. With these fully understanding epidemiological characteristics, hopefuly, we can develop better measures and indicators from mild cases to provide early warning signals and thus minimizing subsequent numbers of severe cases. Taiwan‰Û ªs surveillance data indicate that public health professionals can monitor the trends in the numbers of mild EV cases in community to provide early warning signals for local residents to prevent the severity of future waves.

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Online Journal of Public Health Informatics * ISSN 1947-2579 *