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Schools inherently foster the transmission of infections from person to person because they are a group setting in which people are in close contact and share supplies and equipment. Surveillance is important in schools and actions that can help control the spread of infections are the key to... Read more

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During March-May 2013, 14 overdose deaths occurred in RI that were caused by acetyl fentanyl, a novel synthetic opioid about five times more potent than heroin1. Ten of these deaths were clustered in March, causing a significant increase over baseline of monthly illicit drug overdose deaths in... Read more

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The U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) is funding multiple development efforts directed at enhanced platforms to support bio-surveillance analysts under their Bio-surveillance Ecosystem (BSVE) program. These efforts include well-integrated user interface systems and advanced algorithmic... Read more

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The National Strategy for Biosurveillance defines biosurveillance as 'the process of gathering, integrating, interpreting, and communicating essential information related to all-hazards threats or disease activity affecting human, animal, or plant health to achieve early detection and warning,... Read more

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The International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS) community comprises a large pool of global expertise. Essential to the ISDS mission of advancing the science and practice of disease surveillance is understanding and setting priorities for research and best practices in public health... Read more

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The field of syndromic surveillance has received increased attention over the past decade as an expansion of traditional disease detection methods. There is, however, little or no consensus, regarding a standard definition encompassing the full scope of the term 'syndromic surveillance'. Several... Read more

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Despite the global emergence of syndromic surveillance systems and theories in recent years, the practical performance of this surveillance method under real circumstances had been rarely evaluated, especially in resource-limited areas. Since April 2012, a syndromic surveillance system named '... Read more

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The time series of syphilis cases has been studied at the country and state level at the yearly basis (1,2), and it has been found that syphilis has a periodicity of approximately 10 years (2). However, to inform prevention efforts, it is important to understand the short term dynamics of... Read more

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The HEDSS system was implemented in 2004 to monitor disease activity [1]. Twenty of 32 emergency departments (ED) and 1 urgent care clinic provide data. Chief complaints are routinely categorized into 8 syndromes. Although previous studies have shown that ED syndomic surveillance is not... Read more

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During responses, an electronic medical record (EMR) allows federal emergency response staff to view and evaluate near real-time clinical encounter data. Analysis of EMR patient data can enhance situational awareness and provide decision advantage for headquarters' staff during both domestic and... Read more

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