Surveillance for Visceral Leishmaniasis in Iraq

Ban Majeed, MD; Richard Dicker, MD
Date published
Jan, 2011
Last updated
22 Jan 2020


Discussion of reasons for conducting surveillance and basic descriptive epidemiological analysis (time-place-person) of surveillance data from the visceral leishmaniasis surveillance system in Iraq from 1990 to 2009.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe public health surveillance types and uses
  • Define sensitivity and specificity in the context of public health surveillance
  • Analyze surveillance data by time, person and place Interpret surveillance data