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Table 2 Distribution of case examples in different groups of participants

From: Reliability of case definitions for public health surveillance assessed by Round-Robin test methodology

Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4
Local health departments in West German States
Set A Set B Set C Set D
Salmonellosis * Salmonellosis * Salmonellosis * Salmonellosis *
Hepatitis B Measles+ Creutzfeldt-Jakob-Disease (CJD)+ Meningococcal meningitis
Hepatitis C Adenovirus conjunctivitis Pathogenic E. coli enteritis Influenza
Tuberculosis+ Polio+ EHEC** (enterohaemorrhagic E. coli) Haemorrhagic fever
Local health departments in East German States
Set E Set F Set G Set H
Like Set A, plus: Like Set B, plus: Like Set C, plus: Like Set D, plus:
Pneumococcal disease* Borreliosis* Rubella* Viral meningitis*
  1. Four different case examples were presented for each disease:
  2. * The Salmonella case examples consisted of two case examples of Salmonella enterica spp., 1 case example of Salmonella Paratyphi and one case example of a salmonellosis-like enteric disease without identified pathogen.
  3. ** The EHEC case examples consisted in three case examples of EHEC and one case example of enterohaemorrhagic shigellosis.
  4. + Diseases for which classification A-E are reportable to the next public health level; for all other diseases only classifications B-E are reportable to the next level.