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From January to March 2010, thirteen outbreaks of Norovirus infection were reported to the Epidemiology, Disease Control and Immunization Service (EDC-IS), up from four outbreaks in the entire 2008 and same number during 2009. Individual cases of Norovirus are not reportable in the State of... Read more

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Hospital discharge data received by public health agencies has a reporting lag time of greater than six months. This data is often used retrospectively to conduct surveillance to assess severity of illness and outcome, and for evaluating performance of public health surveillance systems. 

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Biosurveillance systems commonly use emergency department (ED) patient chief complaint data (CC) for surveillance of influenza-like illness (ILI). Daily volumes are tracked using a computerized patient CC classifier for fever (CC Fever) to identify febrile patients. Limitations in this method... Read more

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Quantifying the spatial-temporal diffusion of diseases such as seasonal influenza is difficult at the urban scale for a variety of reasons including the low specificity of the extant data, the heterogenous nature of healthcare seeking behavior and the speed with which diseases spread throughout ... Read more

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The National Biosurveillance Integration System (NBIS) is a consortium of federal agencies, whose joint objective is to enhance the identification, location, characterization, and tracking of biological events potentially impacting homeland security. Together, the consortium... Read more

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Mandatory notification to public health of priority communicable diseases (CDs) is a cornerstone of disease prevention and control programs. Increasingly, the addresses of CD cases are used for spatial monitoring and cluster detection and public health may direct interventions based on the... Read more

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Current influenza-like illness (ILI) monitoring in Idaho is based on syndromic surveillance using laboratory data, combined with periodic person-to-person reports collected by Idaho state workers. This system relies on voluntary reporting.

Electronic medical records offer a method of... Read more

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The Duval County Health Department (DCHD) serves a community of over one million people in Jacksonville, FL, USA. Each year, DCHD Epidemiology Program reports an average of 1133 (4-year average) notifiable diseases and conditions (NDC) with the exception of STD/HIV, TB, and viral hepatitis.... Read more

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The Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-based Epidemics (ESSENCE) obtains electronic data from 153 Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Centers plus outpatient clinics in all 50 states, American Samoa, Guam, Philippines, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands. Currently... Read more

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Sequence-informed surveillance is now recognized as an important extension to the monitoring of rapidly evolving pathogens [2]. This includes phylogeography, a field that studies the geographical lineages of species including viruses [3] by using sequence data (and relevant metadata such as... Read more

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