New communicable disease notification system launched in Turkey

Publié le 1 Avril 2005
Mis à jour le 05 juillet 2019

At the beginning of 2005, a new and completely revised communicable disease notification was launched nationwide in Turkey. The communicable diseases situation in Turkey varies greatly by region, and depends on the level of development and healthcare services provided there. These differences were taken into account when devising the new communicable disease surveillance system. As in other countries, the total number of infections notified in Turkey is underrepresentative of the true burden of disease, and case definitions also vary. Recent changes in disease epidemiology and developments in diagnostic capability meant that the notifiable diseases and the surveillance methods in the Turkish communicable disease notification system needed to be overhauled. In 2001, a committee of almost 60 academics and representatives from the Ministry of Health began a review of the national communicable disease notification system with a view to launching a new system. The committee will continue to meet every two years to revise the system. (Introduction)

Auteur : Bayazit Y, Buyurgan V, Tumay S
Eurosurveillance. European communicable disease quarterly, 2005, vol. 10, n°. 4-6, p. 131-2