biosurveillance

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

bio- +‎ surveillance

Noun[edit]

biosurveillance (uncountable)

  1. The monitoring of the biological environment, as for example to forestall disease.
    • 2007 July 18, Gardiner Harris, “Limited Capacity Is Seen in Flu Defenses”, in New York Times[1]:
      “We need to have uniform biosurveillance capability to prepare not only for a pandemic, but any outbreak of infectious disease.”