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Syndromic Surveillance System for MERS-CoV as New Early Warning and Identification Approach

Authors Salamatbakhsh M, Mobaraki K, Ahmadzadeh J

Received 25 November 2019

Accepted for publication 24 January 2020

Published 5 February 2020 Volume 2020:13 Pages 93—95


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Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 2

Editor who approved publication: Professor Marco Carotenuto

Maryam Salamatbakhsh, 1 Kazhal Mobaraki, 2 Jamal Ahmadzadeh 2

1Critical Care Nursing, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran; 2Epidemiologist in Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran

Correspondence: Jamal Ahmadzadeh
Epidemiologist in Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Resalat Street, Urmia, Iran
Tel +98-9143444924
Fax +98-4432240642

Abstract: This commentary presents a novel outlook for public health authorities in the affected countries to detect and respond quickly to the emerging public health threats such as Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). Implementing an innovative electronic surveillance system called syndromic surveillance system is essential for global health security.

Keywords: syndromic surveillance system, traditional surveillance system, Middle East respiratory syndrome

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