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Volume 13, Number 10—October 2007

Research

SurvNet Electronic Surveillance System for Infectious Disease Outbreaks, Germany

Gérard Krause*Comments to Author , Doris Altmann*, Daniel Faensen*, Klaudia Porten*1, Justus Benzler*, Thomas Pfoch, Andrea Ammon*2, Michael H. Kramer‡, and Hermann Claus*
Author affiliations: *Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany; †Picoware GmbH, Berlin, Germany; ‡Ministry of Health, Berlin, Germany;

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Table 2

Total number of cases and outbreaks of notifiable disease, 2001–2005, Germany

Data point 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 All
Total no. reported cases 245,133 284,425 252,119 267,130 291,680 1,340,487
No. (%) cases as part of reported outbreaks 22,146 
(9.0) 67,498 
(23.7) 48,855 
(19.4) 58,204 (21.8) 57,017 
(19.5) 253,720 (18.9)
No. outbreaks (any size) 3,981 6,914 6,261 6,340 7,082 30,578
No. (%) outbreaks with <5 cases 3,118 (78.3) 4,573 (66.1) 4,524 (72.3) 4,007 (63.2) 4,945 (69.8) 21,167 (69.2)
No. (%) outbreaks with >5 cases 863 (21.7) 2,341 (33.9) 1,737 (27.7) 2,333 (36.8) 2,137 (30.2) 9,411 (30.8)

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1Current affiliation: Epicentre, Geneva, Switzerland

2Current affiliation: European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Stockholm, Sweden

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