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Pac Health Dialog. 2005 Sep;12(2):121-6.

Disease surveillance in Guam: a historical perspective.

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  • Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services, Hagåtña, Guam 96932, USA. robhad@yahoo.com


Passive, active, and syndromic disease surveillance, together with disease registries and surveys, are undertaken by the Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services to provide a rational basis for decision making by health care officials. Each of these activities serves a unique purpose in the process of detecting and confirming or disproving the presence or extent of disease on the island and evaluating the effectiveness of control measures.

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