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Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. with radon exposure as the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking and the number one cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that one in fifteen homes nationwide has... Read more

Content type: Abstract

The Bioterrorism Surveillance Unit of the Los Angeles County (LAC) Department of Public Health, Acute Communicable Disease Control (ACDC) program analyzes Emergency Department (ED) data daily. Currently capturing over 40% of the ED visits in LAC, the system categorizes visits into syndrome... Read more

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Ascariasis is one of the most common intestinal nematode infections caused by Ascaris lumbricoides, especially in the tropics and subtropics where warm, wet climates favor year-round transmission of infection. Humans become infected by ingesting infective ascaris eggs in contaminated food, water... Read more

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A large event such as the Super Bowl that attracts over 120,000 visitors to an area within a short period of time has the potential to increase the risk of communicable diseases and environmental hazards in a community in addition to the possibility of a bioterrorist attack. Though Miami-Dade... Read more

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Materials associated with the Analytic Solutions for Real-Time Biosurveillance: Models for Forecasting Asthma Exacerbations in Urban Environments consultancy held March 30-31, 2016 at the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC).

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Asthma exacerbation can be triggered... Read more

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Anthrax is endemic and enzootic in Georgia with cases being registered since 1881 with over 2000 foci identified. Since 2005, 439 laboratory confirmed and 211 probable human cases and 190 laboratory confirmed animal cases have been registered. A case-control study performed in 2012 by the... Read more

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Since October 2004, the Indiana State Health Department and the Marion County Health Department have been developing and using a syndromic surveillance system based on emergency department admission data. The system currently receives standards-based HL7 emergency department visit data,... Read more

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Use case for the Analytic Solutions for Real-Time Biosurveillance: Models for Forecasting Asthma Exacerbations in Urban Environments consultancy held March 30-31, 2016 at the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC).

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Asthma exacerbation can be triggered by a number of... Read more

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Cyanobacteria and marine algae are ubiquitous in the earth's freshwaters and oceans. Under the right circumstances, these organisms can proliferate, causing harmful algal blooms (HABs) which may produce toxins that threaten human and animal health as well as local and regional ecology. Animals... Read more

Content type: Case Study

On December 14th, 2006, a severe windstorm in western Washington caused hundreds of thousands of residents to lose power. On December 15, 2006, there was a surge in emergency department (ED) visits for patients presenting with signs of acute carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. A Public Health... Read more

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