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Ministry of Public Health &SanitationWorld Health OrganizationIntegrated Disease Surveillance &Response (IDSR)Identify and Report PriorityDiseasesLearning Objectives Identify/detect cases of priority diseases usingthe standard case definitions Record cases of priority diseases Summarize records and information on cases inhealth facility registers Report cases of priority diseases to the nextlevelCase Definition Standard description of a disease Or standard set of criteria used todescribe if a person has a particulardisease Use of standard case definitions forreporting by all health workers Increase the specificity of reporting Easier to follow trends in diseases andrecognize outbreaks Data can be compared more accuratelyfrom one area to the otherTypes of Case Definitions1. Surveillance case definition for health staff Mainly used by surveillance officers for the purposes ofidentifying all potential cases for the purposes of reporting Mainly involves use of signs and symptoms to identify cases Subtypes(i) Standard case definition of health workers(ii) Community case definition for community based workers2. Clinical case definition Mainly used by clinicians to confirm the specific diagnosis forthe purposes of specific treatment Involves use of laboratory tests and radiological investigationsto confirm and rule out other similar diseasesMeans through Which Cases or OutbreaksCome to th

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