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The sanitary-epidemiological monitoring system in Kazakhstan is passive and statistical in nature. Due to the modern threats, activation and emergence of new and recurring diseases (corona virus, Ebola, etc.) it is vital to transition from current epidemiological surveillance approaches to new... Read more

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A decade ago, the primary objective of syndromic surveillance was bioterrorism and outbreak early event detection (EED. Syndromic systems for EED focused on rapid, automated data collection, processing and statistical anomaly detection of indicators of potential bioterrorism or outbreak events.... Read more

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Regional disease surveillance systems allow users the ability to view large amounts of population health information and examine automated alerts that suggest increased disease activity. These systems require users to view and interpret which of these alerts or data streams are epidemiologically... Read more

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The Louisiana Office of Public Health (OPH) conducts emergency department (ED) syndromic surveillance using the Louisiana Early Event Detection System (LEEDS). LEEDS automatically processes electronic chief complaint and diagnosis data to identify ED visits indicative of specific syndromes. The... Read more

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Despite the steady increase in immunization coverage in Kenya, the most recent Kenya Demographic and Health Survey (KDHS) shows that there is still immunization inequality across the country. Nationally, 2 out of every 3 (66.67%) children has been fully immunized but only 2 out of every 5 (40%)... Read more

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ASPR deploys clinical assets, including an EMR system, to the ground per state requests during planned and no-notice events. The analysis of patient data collected by deployed federal personnel is an integral part of ASPR and FDOH’s surveillance efforts. However, this surveillance can be... Read more

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Rhode Island implemented the Real-time Outbreak and Disease Surveillance (RODS) system, developed in 1999 by the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Biomedical Informatics. This system is based on real-time information from hospital emergency departments that is transmitted and analyzed... Read more

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Public health surveillance relies on multiple systems and methodologies for data collection, analysis, and interpretation. Each component provides only part of the picture, such as detection of possible outbreaks or events of concern; geographic profiles or time courses of disease activity; or... Read more

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Super Bowl XLIX took place on February 1st, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. In preparation for this large scale public event and related activities, the Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) developed methods for enhanced surveillance, situational awareness and early detection of public... Read more

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Fusion Analytics is the data integration system developed by the Fusion Cell at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). Fusion Analytics meaningfully augments traditional public and population health... Read more

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