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HealthMap collects and aggregates information from online sources to generate outbreak alerts based on disease and geographic location. This project will assess the timeliness and sensitivity of HealthMap based on outbreak posts from EpiCom, the Florida Department of Health’s disease outbreak... Read more

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The Florida Department of Health electronically receives hospital emergency department (ED) data from 180 EDs located in 54 of its 67 counties through its Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-based Epidemics (ESSENCE-FL). Florida EDs have begun to offer self-... Read more

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Along with commensurate funding, an increased emphasis on syndromic surveillance systems occurred post September 11, 2001 and the subsequent anthrax attacks. Since then, many syndromic surveillance systems have evolved and have ever-increasing functionality and visualization tools. As outbreak... Read more

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National studies estimate that respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is responsible for one in 38 emergency department (ED) visits for children < 5 years old. The Council for State and Territorial Epidemiologists position statement (13-ID-07): “RSV-Associated Pediatric Mortality” advocates for... Read more

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The Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-Based Epidemics (ESSENCE-FL) receives daily (or bi-hourly) data from 184 emergency departments (ED) from around Florida. Additionally, 30 urgent care centers submit daily data to the system. These 214 facilities are... Read more

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