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Laboratory based surveillance

Objectives - Monitor/measure weekly positive tests proportions to be able to detect alerts
- Identify outbreaks
- Early rapid response
- Avoid dissemination of diseases
- Assist decision makers on proper control measures
Sources of data - Data sources are both public and private laboratories across Lebanon.
Target tests - Culture: CSF, blood, respiratory specimens, stool
- Other stool test: direct parasitologic exam, rotativus antigen detection
- Serology: VHA, Measles, Rubella
- Inlfuenza: rapid test, PCR
Guidelines Laboratory based mortality surveillance guideline: Ar, En, Fr
Reporting form Weekly laboratory reporting form
Results Latest weekly national bulletin
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