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What is R?

R is a language and free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. It compiles and runs on a variety of UNIX platforms, Windows, and MacOS. It is similar to the S language and environment - in fact, much code written in S will run unaltered in R. The R... Read more

Content type: Surveillance Tools and Systems

Below are the publicly available opioid overdose surveillance dashboards by U.S. state or territory. This list is updated as of March 7, 2019.

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Content type: Surveillance Tools and Systems

HealthMap, a team of researchers, epidemiologists and software developers at Boston Children's Hospital founded in 2006, is an established global leader in utilizing online informal sources for disease outbreak monitoring and real-time surveillance of emerging public health threats. The freely... Read more

Content type: Surveillance Tools and Systems

Early detection and early response are key to preventing the spread of any disease. We believe that letting individuals report symptoms in real-time can complement traditional tracking while providing useful information directly to the public.

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Content type: Surveillance Tools and Systems

This website is the home of the Suite for Automated Global Electronic bioSurveillance (SAGES) is a collection of modular, flexible, freely-available software tools for electronic disease surveillance in resource-limited settings. One or more SAGES tools may be used in concert with existing... Read more

Content type: Surveillance Tools and Systems

"The UPMC Center for Health Security developed the Infectious Disease Cost Calculator (IDCC) to provide new national and global estimates of the economic burden of infectious diseases. Cost data provided by the IDCC can inform decisions about investments in preventing and controlling infectious... Read more

Content type: Surveillance Tools and Systems

The PLOS Disease Forecasting and Surveillance Channel debuted on November 28, bringing together two related but distinct research communities – disease forecasting and syndromic surveillance. The Channel features research and commentary from PLOS journals and the broader literature. Explore... Read more

Content type: Surveillance Tools and Systems

The OH-SMART mapping tool was developed to assist agencies in coordinating effective outbreak response planning. OH-SMART gives people from different disciplines a practical way to apply business process improvement and participatory leadership methods to their multi-sectoral system.  It... Read more

Content type: Surveillance Tools and Systems

The Influenza Risk Assessment Tool (IRAT) is an evaluation tool developed by CDC and external influenza experts that assesses the potential pandemic risk posed by influenza A viruses that currently circulate in animals but not in humans. The IRAT assesses potential pandemic risk based on two... Read more

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The National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP) is a collaboration among states and public health jurisdictions that contribute data to the BioSense Platform, public health practitioners who use local syndromic surveillance systems, Center for Disease Control and Prevention programs, other federal agencies, partner organizations, hospitals, healthcare professionals, and academic institutions.

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