A Preliminary Opinion Survey of Taipei City Medical Personnel of the Communicable Disease Reporting System – Using the Reporting of Dengue Fever as a Model
2001 Vol.17 NO.3
Along with the increase in world population, lifestyles have changed. Factors such as rapid and frequent international transportation, and the greenhouse effect have broadened contacts between people and between people and animals, resulting in more rapid and unrestricted transmission of communicable diseases. In order to effectively control communicable diseases, health authorities have, in addition to carrying out strict disease surveillance, asked medical care institutions to promptly report cases or suspected cases of communicable diseases upon identification in order to take immediate and adequate control measures to protect and maintain the health of the population. Thus, the awareness and cooperation of medical care personnel is of vital importance in the entire communicable disease reporting system.