Surveillance for diarrheal disease in New York City

J Urban Health. 1999 Sep;76(3):388-90. doi: 10.1007/BF02345678.


In an effort to document the occurrence of diarrheal disease more fully and to hasten recognition of a diarrheal disease outbreak in New York City, three special surveillance programs monitor nonspecific indicators of diarrheal disease. Twenty-six months of data from the clinical laboratory surveillance system are summarized to illustrate the type of data generated by these special surveillance programs.

MeSH terms

  • Diarrhea / epidemiology*
  • Diarrhea / microbiology
  • Disease Outbreaks / prevention & control*
  • Humans
  • New York City / epidemiology
  • Population Surveillance / methods*