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This paper assesses the possible interest of using of a syndromic surveillance system based on emergency departments (ED) and crude mortality for monitoring health effects of climate changes (CC).

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Lymphatic filariasis is one of the most prevalent of the tropical diseases, but is also the most neglected.Though significant advances have been made in the understanding both the disease and its control, there is general lack of information about its socioeconomic effects, prevalence and... Read more

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The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) collects data daily from 50 of 61 (82%) emergency departments (EDs) in NYC representing 94% of all ED visits (avg daily visits ~10,000). The information collected includes the date and time of visit, age, sex, home zip code... Read more

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One of the first county-wide syndromic surveillance systems in the nation, the Syndromic Tracking and Reporting System (STARS) has been in operation since 11/01/2001, and now covers Hillsborough, Pinellas and Collier counties. STARS uses hospital emergency department visit data to detect... Read more

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Presented January 28, 2008

The following presentation was given as part of the Integrated Surveillance Seminar Series from the National Center for Public Health Informatics and provides an overview of public health informatics translational research including how to identify requirements... Read more

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Influenza is a significant public health problems in the US leading to over one million hospitalizations in the elderly population (age 65 and over) annually. While influenza preparedness is an important public health issue, previous research has not provided comprehensive analysis of season-by-... Read more

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NC DETECT is the Web-based early event detection and timely public health surveillance system in the North Carolina Public Health Information Network. The reporting system also provides broader public health surveillance reports for emergency department visits related to hurricanes, injuries,... Read more

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The CDC recently developed sub-syndromes for classifying disease to enhance syndromic surveillance of natural outbreaks and bioterrorism. They have developed ICD9 classifiers for six GI Illness subsyndromes: Abdominal Pain, Nausea and Vomiting, Diarrhea, Anorexia, Intestinal infections, and Food... Read more

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In addition to utilizing syndromic surveillance data to respond to public health threats and prepare for major incidents, local health departments can utilize the data to examine patient volumes in the emergency departments (EDs) of local hospitals. The information obtained may be valuable to... Read more

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On 12/14/06, a windstorm in western Washington caused 4 million residents to lose power; within 24 hours, a surge in patients presented to emergency departments (EDs) with carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. As previously described, records of all patients presenting to King County EDs with CO... Read more

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