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Public health surveillance largely relies on the use of surveillance systems to facilitate the identification and investigation of epidemiologic concerns reflected in data. In order to support public health response, these systems must present relevant information, and be user-friendly, dynamic... Read more

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In the first quarter of 2012, the CDC awarded 9 health departments BioSense Challenge Grants to accelerate local system integration with BioSense 2.0. On Friday, October 4th from 1:00-2:00 pm EDT, ISDS and the BioSense Redesign Team will host a BioSense Redesign webinar featuring reports from... Read more

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CO poisoning is a leading cause of mortality and morbidity in disaster and post-disaster situations, when widespread power outages most likely occur (1, 2). The NYSDOH Syndromic Surveillance System receives daily ED visit chief complaint data from 140 NYS (excluding New York City) hospitals.... Read more

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Within the UK, previous syndromic surveillance studies have used statistical estimation to describe the activity of respiratory pathogens. The Emergency Department Syndromic Surveillance System (EDSSS) was initially developed in preparation of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and has... Read more

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On April 14, 2016, British Columbia (BC)’s Provincial Health Officer declared a public health emergency due to a significant increase in drug-related overdoses and deaths in the Province. Despite the declaration, 161 suspected drug overdose deaths were reported across the Province in December... Read more

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We sought to compare ambulatory care (AC) and emergency department (ED) data for the detection of clusters of lower gastrointestinal illness, using AC and ED data and AC+ED data combined, from two geographically separate health plans participating in the National Bioterrorism Syndromic... Read more

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Although syndromic surveillance cannot serve its intended purpose without the timely public health response launched after aberration detection, the literature is very limited with respect to response to syndromic surveillance systems alerts and related guidance for public health practitioners.... Read more

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To ascertain whether mass media reportage of bird flu outbreaks during the moderate US flu season of 2006-7 influenced sales of antivirals in NYC and Upstate NY as monitored by syndromic surveillance[1], and to compare such data to that generated during the moderate flu season of 2005-06... Read more

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Traditionally, public health surveillance departments collect, analyze, interpret, and package information into static surveillance reports for distribution to stakeholders. This resource-intensive production and dissemination process has major shortcomings that impede end users from optimally... Read more

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This presentation provides an overview of how to get started using the BioSense 2.0 platform, including registering for an account, displaying syndromes, running queries, creating and editing maps, saving and sharing views. PDFs, and dashboards, and setting up your account alerts, email and... Read more

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