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Table 1 Reporting time interval from symptom onset and from diagnosis until notification (Po and Pd) for infectious disease notifications in relation to the incubation period and in relation to the time after diagnosis, with the values assuming zero delay in laboratory reporting (underlined figures in italics)

From: Analysis of timeliness of infectious disease reporting in the Netherlands

  median
Po (days)
percentage
notifications
≤ 1IP (%)
percentage
notifications
≤ 2IP (%)
m median
Pd
(days)
percentage
notifications >3days after
diagnosis
(%)
m
Shigellosis
(IP 2 days)
n=1910
15 11 0.4 5.9 2.9 12.9 5 3 42 0
EHEC/STEC
(IP 3-4 days)
n=432
12 8 2.3 10.6 23.8 43.2 49 1 33.3 11
Meningococcosis
(IP 3-4 days)
n=1263
3 2 57.1 71.2 86.7 94 19 0 12 2
Measles
(IP 10 days)
n=134
8 6 67.2 71.6 84.3 85.8 0 0 15.7 0
Typhoid fever
(IP 11 days)
n=166
16 12 33.5 47.5 70.3 77.2 8 2 22.3 0
HAV infection
(IP 28 days)
n=1518
9 8 90.3 93.1 97.2 98 65 0 20.9 1
  1. Po = period from symptom onset until notification
  2. Pd = period from laboratory diagnosis until notification
  3. IP = incubation period
  4. n = total number of notifications
  5. m = number of missing i.e. excluded notifications