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  1. Disease survelliance can best be defined as the ongoing, systematic:
    collection, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of specific health data
  2. The purpose of survelliance is to help public health officials do what?
    • Identify trends and aberrant disease patterns
    • Set priorities
    • Develop and evaluate programs
    • Establish endemic rates
    • Respond rapidly
  3. A high quality surveillance program requires collaboration among a number of agencies. Collaboration can best be described as promoting the development of:
    Comprehensive plan and effective communications
  4. The CDC, the associate of public health laboratories, and federal food regulatory agencies developed a special surveillance system called PulseNet that:
    fingerprints foodborne bacteria
  5. When a disease or event outbreak occurs as a result of a purposeful introduction of an agent into the population, the nurse knows that:
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