Validation of Syndromic Surveillance for Respiratory Pathogen Activity
Figure 1. Respiratory syndrome time series and laboratory pathogen counts in the Netherlands. Respiratory syndromes were defined for the 6 registries defined in Table 1: A) absenteeism, B) general practice (GP) consultations, C) pharmacy, D) laboratory submissions, E) hospitalizations, and F) mortality counts. Pathogens plotted were respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), influenza A, influenza B, and Streptococcus pneumoniae [1999–2004 or part of this period, panels A–C]. Recurrent unexplained syndrome elevations in October are circled. Pathogen counts are daily counts of pathogens found in laboratory survellience.