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H7N9 virus emerged in Eastern China in March 2013, which led to >550 human cases and >200 deaths in 2 years. Live poultry markets (LPMs) are considered as a major source of human H7N9 infections. In late 2013, the virus had spread to the southern provinces including Guangdong. Its... Read more

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Chikungunya virus disease (CHIK) is a mosquito-borne viral infection currently widespread in the Caribbean with the potential for emergence and endemicity in the U.S. via infected travelers and local mosquito vectors. CHIK disease can be severe and disabling with symptoms similar to dengue. CHIK... Read more

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Scan statistics is one of the most widely used method for detecting and locating the clusters of disease or health-related events through the space-time dimension. Although the Specific software of SatScan is available for free and easier to use graphical user interface (GUI) interface, the... Read more

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The pilot near real time surveillance system ASTER, which currently monitors the French Forces in Djibouti and French Guiana [1], has been especially designed for inter-allied interoperability. This paper briefly describes the rationale of this system's interoperability framework and components... Read more

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By capturing the spatio-temporal organization of the data using a graph, GraphScan avoids the challenges associated with trying to “fit” incoming data into moving windows of predefined shapes and sizes. Whereas the popular space-time permutation scan statistic [1] attempts to find clusters... Read more

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To evaluate the performance of the Connecticut (CT) emergency department syndromic surveillance (EDSS) system for situational awareness during specific public health events.

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Healthcare data, including emergency department (ED) and outpatient health visit data, are potentially useful to the public health community for multiple purposes, including programmatic and surveillance activities. These data are collected through several mechanisms, including administrative... Read more

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The National Biosurveillance Integration Center (NBIC) has the responsibility to integrate, analyze, and share the nation’s biosurveillance information provided from capabilities distributed across public and private sectors. The integration of information enables early warning and shared... Read more

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Two major heat waves occurred in France in July 2015. A first episode characterized by early onset, intensity, large geographical coverage and duration occurred between 29th of June 8th of July. A second episode less intense was localized on the South-East of the country from 15th to 23rd of... Read more

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Timely access to Emergency Department (ED) Chief Complaint (CC) data, before the definitive diagnosis is established, allows for early outbreak detection and prompt response by public health officials.BioSense 2.0 is a cloud-based application that securely collects, tracks, and shares ED data... Read more

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