Evaluation of diagnostic methods used in zoonosis-surveillance programs

dc.contributor.author Enøe, Claes
dc.contributor.author Boes, Jaap
dc.contributor.author Nielsen, Bent
dc.date 2018-08-13T19:56:24.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-02T06:19:35Z
dc.date.available 2020-07-02T06:19:35Z
dc.date.copyright Wed Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2003
dc.date.issued 2003-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>The purpose of the present work is to set focus on the importance of built-in validation of diagnostic methods in zoonoses-surveillance programs. Appropriate and ongoing evaluation schemes are preconditions for estimating true prevalences of zoonotic infections or infestations. Estimates of true prevalences are crucial for optimizing surveillance programs so they are both cost effective and provide the best possible tool for assessing consumer safety. Using 3 examples we illustrate some of the diagnostic challenges in zoonosis surveillance that potentially could be met by appropriate validation schemes and knowledge about the performance of the diagnostic methods. We recommend that estimates of within and between laboratory variation, analytical and diagnostic sensitivity and specificity are made accessible in the public domain as part of a quality-assurance system for diagnostic methods in surveillance programs. Furthermore, we recommend that diagnostic methods be subject to an ongoing validation in any surveillance program.</p>
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dc.identifier.articleid 1246
dc.identifier.contextkey 6021554
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.31274/safepork-180809-439
dc.identifier.s3bucket isulib-bepress-aws-west
dc.identifier.submissionpath safepork/2003/allpapers/2
dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/83602
dc.language.iso en
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Conference on the Epidemiology and Control of Biological, Chemical and Physical Hazards in Pigs and Pork
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dc.subject.disciplines Animal Diseases
dc.subject.disciplines Bacterial Infections and Mycoses
dc.subject.disciplines Epidemiology
dc.subject.disciplines Veterinary Microbiology and Immunobiology
dc.subject.disciplines Veterinary Preventive Medicine, Epidemiology, and Public Health
dc.title Evaluation of diagnostic methods used in zoonosis-surveillance programs
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