Africa CDC plans new approaches to outbreaks

By Staff Reporter THE Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) in collaboration with WHO met with partners from 15 to 19 May 2017 to plan on new approaches that will go a long way in detecting and responding to disease outbreaks early in Africa. The approach, called ‘event-based surveillance,’ involves using open source information, such as social media posts, to detect events that might pose a risk to public health. Africa CDC and its partners will work to strengthen event-based surveillance in the 18 countries that have…

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