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Revista chilena de infectología

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ROMERO-ALVAREZ, Daniel; PETERSON, A. Townsend  and  ESCOBAR, Luis E. Surveillance fatigue (fatigatio vigilantiae) during epidemics. Rev. chil. infectol. [online]. 2017, vol.34, n.3, pp.289-290. ISSN 0716-1018.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0716-10182017000300015.

This manuscript presents the concept of "surveillance fatigue" (fatigatio vigilantiae), to describe an epidemiological scenario of an evident underreporting of cases during overwhelming epidemics. We revised past epidemics and found that surveillance fatigue is a common pattern, thus, it may be a useful concept in modern epidemiology.

Keywords : Epidemics; epidemiology; fatigatio vigilantiae; surveillance fatigue.

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