Design Strategies for Efficient Arbovirus Surveillance

Emerg Infect Dis. 2017 Apr;23(4):642-644. doi: 10.3201/eid2304.160944.


As public health agencies struggle to track and contain emerging arbovirus threats, timely and efficient surveillance is more critical than ever. Using historical dengue data from Puerto Rico, we developed methods for streamlining and designing novel arbovirus surveillance systems with or without historical disease data.

Keywords: Puerto Rico; arboviral diseases; arboviruses; dengue; design strategies; disease surveillance; public health; vector-borne infections; viruses.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Dengue / epidemiology*
  • Dengue / virology*
  • Epidemiological Monitoring*
  • Health Services
  • Humans
  • Population Surveillance / methods*
  • Puerto Rico / epidemiology