Updating syndromic surveillance baselines following public health interventions

Description: 

Public Health England's syndromic surveillance service monitor presentations for gastrointestinal illness to detect increases in health care seeking behaviour driven by infectious gastrointestinal disease. We use regression models to create baselines for expected activity and then identify any periods of signficant increases. The introduction of a rotavirus vaccine in England during July 2013 (Bawa, Z. et al. 2015) led to a reduction in incidence of the disease, requiring a readjustment of baselines.

Objective:

To adjust modelled baselines used for syndromic surveillance to account for public health interventions. Specifically to account for a change in the seasonality of diarrhoea and vomiting indicators following the introduction of a rotavirus vaccine in England.

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Original Publication Year: 
2018
Event/Publication Date: 
January, 2018

January 21, 2018

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