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Descriptor English: Health Surveillance
Descriptor Spanish: Vigilancia Sanitaria
Descriptor Portuguese: Vigilância Sanitária
Descriptor French: Surveilance de Santé
Entry term(s): Health Control
Sanitary Surveillance
Sanitary Vigilance
Sanitation Vigilance
Tree number(s): SP9.160.030.030
RDF Unique Identifier:
Scope note: A set of measures that are capable of eliminating, reducing or preventing health risks and of intervening in sanitation problems resulting from the environment, production and transportation of goods and the rendering of services that are of interest to health. Note: Health surveillance (or sanitation, or vigilance) includes: (i) control of consumption goods that are directly or indirectly related to health, in all stages of production and consumption; (ii) control over the rending of services that are directly or indirectly related to health (Law 8080 of September 19, 1990, Brazil).
Annotation: GEN; prefer specifics; food: coord (IM) with FOOD or specific food (IM); cosmetics: coord (IM) with COSMETICS or specific cosmetic (IM), etc
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
OG organization & administration
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
Related: Consumer Product Safety MeSH
Health Facility Closure MeSH
Illicit Drugs MeSH
Public Health Surveillance MeSH
DeCS ID: 16902
Unique ID: DDCS016902
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Health Surveillance - Preferred
Concept UI FD00057869
Scope note A set of measures that are capable of eliminating, reducing or preventing health risks and of intervening in sanitation problems resulting from the environment, production and transportation of goods and the rendering of services that are of interest to health. Note: Health surveillance (or sanitation, or vigilance) includes: (i) control of consumption goods that are directly or indirectly related to health, in all stages of production and consumption; (ii) control over the rending of services that are directly or indirectly related to health (Law 8080 of September 19, 1990, Brazil).
Preferred term Health Surveillance
Entry term(s) Health Control
Sanitary Surveillance
Sanitary Vigilance
Sanitation Vigilance



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