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The HHS Region 10 workshop engaged nine participants from state and local public health departments in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington with experience in syndromic surveillance that ranged from less than 1 year to over 10 years. Representatives from Alaska, which is also in HHS Region 10, were... Read more

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The general health-seeking behavior has been well described in different populations. However, how different symptoms have driven health-seeking behavior was less explored. From the patient’s perspective, health-seeking behavior tends to be responsive to discomfort or symptoms rather than the... Read more

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Weather events such as a heat wave or a cold snap can cause a change to the number of patients and types of symptoms seen at a healthcare facility. Understanding the impact of weather patterns on ILI surveillance may be useful for early detection and trend analysis. In addition, weather patterns... Read more

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In a 2007 survey of public health officials in the United States, International Society for Disease Surveillance found that only 7% used pharmacy prescription sales data for surveillance (1). There have been many reports suggesting effective use of prescription sales data in syndromic... Read more

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The syndromic surveillance system in Scotland was implemented in response to Gleneagles hosting the G8 summit in July 2005. Part of this surveillance system used data from NHS24, a nurse led telephone help line that is the means of access to out of hours general practice services for the... Read more

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The University of Washington has been working since 2000 with partners in Washington State to advance bioterrorism (BT) detection and preparedness. This project collects data on patients presenting with influenza-like illnesses and other potentially BT-related syndromes at emergency departments... Read more

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In 2004, the BioDefend (BD) syndromic surveillance (SS) system was implemented in Duval County hospitals (Jacksonville, FL). Daily emergency department chief complaints are manually classified and entered into the BD system by triage personnel. As part of a statewide implementation, the... Read more

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During the spring of 2009, a public health emergency was declared in response to the emergence of the 2009 Influenza A (H1N1) virus. Owing to the response, timely data were needed to improve situational awareness and to inform public health officials. Traditional influenza surveillance is time-... Read more

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To describe the results of the new organization of influenza surveillance in France, based on a regional approach. This regional multi-source approach has been made possible by the sharing of data visualizations and statistical results through a web application. This application helped detecting... Read more

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In recent years, the threat of pandemic influenza has drawn extensive attention to the development and implementation of syndromic surveillance systems for early detection of ILI. Emergency department (ED) data are key components for syndromic surveillance systems. However, the lack of... Read more

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