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Effective anomaly detection depends on the timely, asynchronous generation of anomalies from multiple data streams using multiple algorithms. Our objective is to describe the use of a case manager tool for combining anomalies into cases, and for collaborative investigation and disposition of... Read more

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Centre for Health Protection (CHP) plans to conduct a pilot project in developing a syndromic surveillance system using data from Emergency Departments (ED) in Hong Kong. This is part of the Communicable Disease Information System initiative, which aims at enhancing the capability of Hong Kong... Read more

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This paper describes the issues associated with the creation of a statewide emergency department syndromic surveillance system, part of the South Carolina Aberration Alerting Network (SCAAN), in a predominately rural state.

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Surveillance of individual data streams is a well-accepted approach to monitor community incidence of infectious diseases such as influenza, and to enable timely detection of outbreaks so that control measures can be applied. However the performance of alerts may be improved by simultaneously... Read more

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Public Health England uses data from four national syndromic surveillance systems to support public health programmes and identify unusual activity. Each system monitors a wide range of respiratory, gastrointestinal and other syndromes at a local, regional and national level. As a result, over... Read more

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To evaluate four algorithms with varying baseline periods and adjustment for day of week for anomaly detection in syndromic surveillance data.


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North Carolina Disease Event Tracking and Epidemiologic Collection Tool (NC DETECT) is the Web-based early event detection and timely public health surveillance system in the North Carolina Public Health Information Network. At the present time NC DETECT monitors five data sources: emergency... Read more

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Patients who suffer from rare diseases can be hard to diagnose for prolonged periods of time. In the process, they are often subjected to tentative treatments for ailments they do not have, risking an escalation of their actual condition and side effects from therapies they do not need. An early... Read more

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The H5N1 avian influenza virus is now considered endemic in poultry in some parts of the world and the continued exposure in humans suggests that the risk of the virus evolving into a more transmissible agent in humans − a step towards worldwide pandemic – remains high. Universities, with large... Read more

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The South Carolina (SC) Department of Health and Environmental Control uses multiple surveillance systems to monitor influenza activity from October to May of each year, including participating in the U.S. Influenza Sentinel Providers Surveillance Network. A percentage of influenza-like-illness... Read more

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