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Identifying outbreaks of sexually transmitted infection: who cares?

Werber, Dirk, Evans, Meirion Rhys and Thomas, Daniel Rhys 2006. Identifying outbreaks of sexually transmitted infection: who cares? BMC Public Health 6 , 264. 10.1186/1471-2458-6-264

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Current routine surveillance schemes for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the United Kingdom (UK) are not designed for outbreak identification. Recognising STI outbreaks, therefore, depends almost entirely on the alertness of health professionals. The objective of this study was to explore health professionals' knowledge of, and attitudes towards, identification and investigation of STI outbreaks in Wales.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Clinical Competence, Communicable Disease Control/standards, Cross-Sectional Studies, Disease Outbreaks*/prevention & control, Health Personnel/psychology, Health Personnel/standards, Health Personnel/statistics & numerical data, Humans, Medicine/statistics & numerical data, Patient Care Team, Population Surveillance, Public Health Administration/standards, Questionnaires, Sexually Transmitted Diseases/prevention & control, Sexually Transmitted Diseases/psychology, Specialization, Wales/epidemiology
Publisher: BioMed Central
ISSN: 1471-2458
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 21 August 2018
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2019 02:33

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