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A retrospective chart review was performed to examine chief complaint, syndrome classification and discharge diagnoses of laboratory confirmed Salmonella Enteritidis phage type (PT) 13 cases who visited the Emergency Departments (ED) of two local hospitals during a province-wide outbreak in... Read more

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To retrospectively ascertain whether a parallel or consensus monitoring approach is better suited to multistream surveillance of influenza in Ontario.

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The objectives of the two day International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS) funded consultation were to develop expert, consensus-based recommendations that address specific, unanswered questions that hinder advances in cross border syndromic surveillance. The consultation included a... Read more

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A syndromic surveillance system has been implemented at Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington Public Health in Kingston Ontario as part of a pilot project funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care – Public Health Division. The information captured by the Real-time... Read more

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Syndromic surveillance has been used been used as method of surveillance for various events in recent years. For example, post September 11th, 2001 anthrax attacks in New York City, World Youth Day in Toronto 2002, Salt Lake City 2002 Olympics, Democratic National Convention Boston 2004, and the... Read more

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In September 2004, Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox and Addington Public Health began a 2-year pilot project to develop and evaluate an Emergency Department Chief Complaint Syndromic Surveillance System in collaboration with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care – Public Health Branch... Read more

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Geographic Information System (GIS) applications are increasingly being used for public health purposes. GIS technology provides visual tools – through the creation of computerized maps, graphs, and tables of geographic data – that can assist with problem solving and inform decision-making.... Read more

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Health care workers (HCWs) have an increased risk of exposure to infectious agents including (among others) tuberculosis, influenza, norovirus, and Clostridium difficile as a consequence of patient care1,2 Most occupational transmission is associated with violation of one or more basic... Read more

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In the current state of the health care system there is uneven access to primary care, and too many people struggling to navigate the system are receiving care in the hospital for issues that would be better dealt with in the community, and then are being readmitted to the hospital only days... Read more

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To inform health professionals and the public directly about real-time utilization of local Emergency Departments for respiratory and gastrointestinal illness to enable enhanced communication and collaboration between Public Health and health care workers.

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