Fatiga de vigilancia (fatigatio vigilantiae) durante epidemias

Translated title of the contribution: Surveillance fatigue (fatigatio vigilantiae) during epidemics

Daniel Romero-Álvarez, A. Townsend Peterson, Luis E. Escobar

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This manuscript presents the concept of “surveillance fatigue” (fatigatio vigilantiae), to describe an epidemiological scenario of an evident underreporting of cases during overwhelming epidemics. We revised past epidemics and found that surveillance fatigue is a common pattern, thus, it may be a useful concept in modern epidemiology.

Translated title of the contributionSurveillance fatigue (fatigatio vigilantiae) during epidemics
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)289-290
Number of pages2
JournalRevista Chilena de Infectologia
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2017

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
su revisión del latín y a Huijie Qiao por la discusión del término.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2017, Sociedad Chilena de Infectologia. All rights reserved.


  • Epidemics
  • Epidemiology
  • Fatigatio vigilantiae
  • Surveillance fatigue


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