Surveillance systems are in place for the protection of the community and surrounding
areas. There are a number of methods used to protect communities. First is disease reporting
which is often done in emergency rooms, hospitals and clinics. There are certain diseases and/or
symptoms that the Centers for Disease Control mandate being reported because they may be
preludes to more serious outbreaks such as influenzas. Another reporting systems is the zoonotic
This solution provides a discussion of four types of community health surveillance and a type that might be most helpful to nurses in public health.