Epidemiol Health.  2014;36:e2014030. 10.4178/epih/e2014030.

National Infectious Diseases Surveillance data of South Korea

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  • 1Division of Infectious Disease Surveillance, Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Osong, Korea. cho6404@korea.kr

Abstract

The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) operate infectious disease surveillance systems to monitor national disease incidence. Since 1954, Korea has collected data on various infectious diseases in accordance with the Infectious Disease Control and Prevention Act. All physicians (including those working in Oriental medicine) who diagnose a patient with an infectious disease or conduct a postmortem examination of an infectious disease case are obliged to report the disease to the system. These reported data are incorporated into the database of the National Infectious Disease Surveillance System, which has been providing web-based real-time surveillance data on infectious diseases since 2001. In addition, the KCDC analyzes reported data and publishes the Infectious Disease Surveillance Yearbook annually.

Keyword

National notifiable diseases; Infectious disease; Surveillance data; Mandatory surveillance system; Sentinel surveillance system

MeSH Terms

Autopsy
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
Communicable Diseases*
Humans
Incidence
Korea
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