Chapter 10

Epidemiology

Carlos Polanco

Abstract

Epidemiological surveillance is a crucial field of Medicine, an early warning of an outbreak depends on the efficiency of a surveillance system. At present, the methodology to give an early warning has not changed, it is based on a minimum number of verified cases tested in a laboratory. However, there are already valuable contributions to assume that in the near future, this methodology will have a stochastic component.

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