The epidemiology of dengue fever in French Guiana is marked by a combination of permanent transmission of the virus in the whole country and the occurrence of regular epidemics. Since 2006, a multi data source surveillance system was implemented to monitor dengue fever patterns, to improve early detection of outbreaks and to allow a better provision of information to health authorities, in order to guide and evaluate prevention activities and control measures. This report illustrates the validity and the performances of the system. We describe the experience gained by such a surveillance system and outline remaining challenges. Future works will consist in the use of other data sources such as environmental factors in order to improve knowledge on virus transmission mechanisms and determine how to use them for outbreaks prediction.
23e international conference of the European Federation for Medical Informatics (MIE 2011), Oslo, 28 August 2011
Auteur : Flamand C, Quenel P, Ardillon V, Carvalho L, Bringay S, Teisseire M
Studies in health technology and informatics, 2011, vol. 169, p. 629-33