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Presented April 26, 2019.

Description: Join us for this lightning talk webinar experience where you will see multiple examples of data dashboards and learn more about who they were created for, how they were developed, where and when the data is being shared, and what impact the dashboard... Read more

Content type: Webinar

Influenza is a serious problem for the health of people, animals and birds. Therefore, comprehensive study of influenza virus, its natural reservoir, pathogenesis and immune response will provide further opportunity to ensure protection for animals, birds and people from this infection. 

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Clinical quality measures (CQMs) are tools that help measure and track the quality of health care services. Measuring and reporting CQMs helps to ensure that our health care system is delivering effective, safe, efficient, patient-centered, equitable, and timely care. The CQM for influenza... Read more

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H5N1 virus occurs mainly in birds. It is highly contagious and deadly among them. However, transmission in human is rare. The first and only confirmed case of human infection with avian influenza H5N1 virus in Nigeria was in 2006. Sporadic infection among poultry has been occurring in Nigeria... Read more

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To date, avian influenza virus (AIV) is an unpredictable pathogen affecting both animals, birds and people. The regular emergence of new strains and variants with different properties and pathogenicities requires additional monitoring and careful research of those viruses. It is known that wild... Read more

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To assess effectiveness of the influenza vaccine among US military dependents and US-Mexico Border populations during the 2011-12 influenza season.


As a result of antigenic drift of the influenza viruses, the composition of the influenza vaccine is... Read more

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Accurate and precise estimation of disease rates for a given population during a specified time frame is a major concern for public health practitioners and researchers in biosurveillance. Many diseases follow distinct patterns; incidence and prevalence of many diseases increase approximately... Read more

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The  ability  to  accurately  predict  influenza  infection  by  symptoms  and  local  epidemiology  prior  to  lab  confirmation  warrants  further  study  and  is  particular  concern as the threat of pandemic flu heightens.  Antiviral drugs are effective when given within 48 hours of  symptom... Read more

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In 2003, with the advent of SARS, the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) released a document mandating the use of a clinical screening tool to detect patients at high risk for having a febrile respiratory illness (FRI), defined as a temperature of > 38ºC and a new or... Read more

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In order to detect influenza outbreaks, the New York State Department of Health emergency department (ED) syndromic surveillance system uses patients’ chief complaint (CC) to assign visits to respiratory and fever syndromes. Recently, the CDC developed a more specific set of “sub-syndromes” ... Read more

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