Active Surveillance

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Performed when research is actively done to obtain health-related information. For example, in this context where a specific study is planned, or particularly policy implemented, to collect a stool specimen on all patients with diarrhea and nasopharyngeal specimen on all patient with suspected respiratory infections to test for specified diarrhea and respiratory pathogens.


Public Health Respiratory Infection Social Policy Specific Study Active Surveillance 
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