Instructions - acomin/HelloWorld GitHub Wiki

Note that some items in the checklist might be critical to report for some surveillance objective but optional for others. Therefore, for each of the four surveillance objectives it has been indicated whether each item is critical or optional to report, by using the following color coding:

Disease status Surveillance objective abbreviation Critical item Optional item Irrelevant item
Known absent Disease Freedom DF :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_minus_sign: :x:
Present (sporadic/endemic) Case detection CD :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_minus_sign: :x:
Present (sporadic/endemic) Prevalence estimation PE :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_minus_sign: :x:
Exotic or (re)emerging Early Detection ED :heavy_check_mark: :heavy_minus_sign: :x:

A critical item is a piece of information that is very important to report in order to understand and interpret surveillance outputs. An optional item is an additional piece of information that might enhance the interpretation of surveillance results if reported, but that won’t hinder such interpretation if not reported. An irrelevant item usually does not pertain to a specific surveillance objective (e.g. timeliness of detection is very relevant for early detection but not relevant for demonstrating disease freedom). In any case, any surveillance item can be reported, regardless their objective−specific relevance.