Disease burden and surveillance
A critical tool in determining the most efficient strategy for fighting specific illnesses is disease burden data. This information can provide governments, nongovernmental organizations, funders, and other stakeholders with a sense of which diseases are affecting a population, how many people are affected by a particular disease, and where funding may be most needed.
Estimated Global Mortality Associated With the First 12 Months of 2009 Pandemic Influenza A H1N1 Virus Circulation: A Modelling Study (2012)
An article that estimates the global mortality associated with the first 12 months of the 2009 influenza A/H1N1 virus pandemic.
Definition and Characterization of Localised Meningitis Epidemics in Burkina Faso: A Longitudinal Retrospective Study (2012)
An article that presents a definition for localized meningitis epidemics to be used in the African meningitis belt.
Rotavirus Surveillance Worldwide - 2009 (2011)
An article that presents rotavirus disease burden data collected from 43 countries in 2009.
Page last updated: December 2012.