PRODUCTION OF INFORMATION OF THE EPIDEMIOLOGICAL SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM IN ANIMAL HEALTH: A BRIEF REVISION
ABSTRACT. Mendonça J.F.P., Barbosa Júnior H.V., de Sá C.V.G.C., Vargas J.L.R., dos Anjos A.C. & de Melo C.B. [Production of information of the epidemiological surveillance system in animal health: a brief revision]. Produção da informação dos sistemas de vigilância epidemiológica em saúde animal: uma breve revisão. Revista Brasileira de Medicina Veterinária, 33(4):203-209, 2011. Faculdade de Agronomia e Medicina Veterinária, Universidade de Brasília, Campus Darcy Ribeiro, Asa Norte, ICC Sul, Brasília, DF 70910-970, Brasil. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Information technologies are widely used in the production and dissemination of information and it is useful for epidemiological surveillance. The association between information systems management and geographic information systems are useful for disease surveillance and information management in animal health. However, the poor literature available concerning information production has led to the development of ineffective databases which can result in low quality clinical and epidemiological investigation. This study aimed to review animal health information production process and management and show the importance of good information systems to attend researchers as well as epidemiological surveillance.