Sistemas de Información Microbiológica: Utilidad en la vigilancia de las enfermedades infecciosas

Translated title of the contribution: Up-Date in Family Medicine. The usefulness of Microbiological Information Systems in the surveillance of infectious diseases

J. M. Eiros Bouza, F. J. Luquero Alcalde

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Infectious diseases can be caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites. Infectious diseases cut across all different fields of medicine and are thus of interest to the vast majority of medical and surgical specialties. In Spain, the different public health systems receive support from Microbiology laboratories; however, occasionally, some useful tools for the surveillance of infectious diseases are not clearly employed. It seems necessary to train primary care physicians to act as agents of the culture of knowledge and to establish practical mechanisms to integrate them into decision-making circuits in this area.

Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)353-355
Number of pages3
Issue number7
StatePublished - Aug 1 2007
Externally publishedYes



  • Infectious diseases
  • Microbiology laboratories
  • Surveillance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Family Practice
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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