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Presented January 11, 2018.

The purpose of the event was to stimulate and facilitate constructive communication and collaboration among analytic method developers and practitioners charged with routine public health surveillance, ranging from disease outbreak surveillance to chronic... Read more

Measles is a vaccine preventable, highly transmissible viral infection that affects mostly under-five year children. The disease is caused by a Morbillivirus; member of the Paramyxovirus family.

Objective: We reviewed measles specific Integretaged Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR)... Read more

In today’s fast paced world, information is available (and expected) instantaneously. Social media has only fueled this expectation as it has permeated all aspects of our lives. More and more of the population is turning to social media outlets to share their thoughts and update their status,... Read more

Presented November 31, 2017 by the Oregon Poison Center and Oregon Public Health Division Monitoring.

Presenters:

Sandy Giffin, RN, MS, Director, Oregon Poison Center

Laurel Boyd, MPH, ESSENCE Epidemiologist, Oregon Public Health Division

Presented November 21, 2017.

This presentation covers how the shiny package can complement traditional surveillance reporting through online, interactive applications. Kelley demonstrates a shiny application Cook County is currently using to share influenza data and walks through the... Read more

Presented November 29, 2017.

During this 60-minute session, Aaron Kite-Powell, M.S., from CDC and Wayne Loschen, M.S., from JHU-APL provide an overview of tips and tricks in ESSENCE to make it more useful for members and also answer questions regarding ESSENCE functions, capabilities and... Read more

This Primer, published by the Network for Public Health Law on November 17, 2017, on Opioid-related Public Health Emergencies provides key information and visual snapshots of federal, state, tribal, and local emergency declarations in response to the opioid crisis across the U.S. 

For... Read more

A report jointly released by the de Beaumont Foundation and Johns Hopkins University, Using Electronic Health Data for Community Health: Example Cases and Legal Analysis provides public health departments with a framework that will allow them to request data from hospitals and health systems in... Read more

Presented October 25, 2017.

In regular contact with abattoir workers during inspections, USDA APHIS Georgia employees noticed very few employees using proper PPE, and observed risky slaughter and processing practices  at both small and large abattoirs. In general, employees seemed to have... Read more

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A truncated historical dataset is provided from one or more subregions with multiple participating hospitals with enough variety in the patient volume and demographics to make the problem challenging and to generate alerting solutions useful to other regions.

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