Public health surveillance is the systematic collection, consolidation and use of epidemiologic information to monitor health problems to facilitate disease prevention or control.
In West Virginia, the Reportable Disease Rule (64CSR-7) mandates which diseases and conditions must be reported to public health authorities. It also defines the responsibilities of different individuals and facilities in disease control and prevention.
Surveillance data, findings, and results of the evaluation (of surveillance data) are valuable in setting priorities, program planning and implementation, and assessment of program effectiveness.
NOTE: Surveillance data is subject to change as additional infromation becomes available.