In the Netherlands, since 1970 routine surveillance of influenza-like illness in the community is conducted by general practitioners. A similar network structure for nursing homes was preferred to provide weekly incidence rates for the infectious diseases under surveillance. The aim of the SNIV network is to provide systematic year-round surveillance data for local interventions and national policy making and for the development of infection control guidelines for the nursing home setting.
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Publication date 12/19/2011 - 00:00 Modification date 11/13/2018 - 08:45