Table 1.1 Types of surveillance and their strengths and weaknesses for nine epidemic infectious diseases
Leishmaniasis and Leishmania/HIV co-infection
Strengths and weaknesses
of reporting system
reporting of cases.
surveillance of leishmaniasis is very weak. Data are not systematically
reported to WHO.
There is a new surveillance system for monitoring leishmaniasis/HIV co-infection. This system is expanding, although currently most of the centres are in southern Europe.
The surveillance system is beginning to document the extent of the co-infection problem in the catchment areas of network centres.
Strengths and weaknesses of reporting system