The Distribution of Infectious Related Symptoms in an Internet-based Syndromic Surveillance System in Rural China

Qi Zhao, Fuqiang Yang, Lars Palm, Hui Yuan, Weirong Yan, Biao Xu


This study described the distribution of the infectious related symptoms (10 categories) collected by staffs in the healthcare surveillance units of an internet-based syndromic surveillance system in rural Jiangxi Province of China, from 1st August to 31st December 2011. Cough, fever and sore throat were identified as the most common symptoms in surveillance system. Our finding suggested that respiratory infectious diseases had more chance to be reported in syndromic surveillance system in rural Jiangxi Province, and it is urgent to enhance training on respiratory infectious diseases control for village health workers in rural China.

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