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Pakistan ranks 26th in Childhood mortality rates, globally. Pakistan, with other 4 countries is responsible for about half of the deaths of children age under 5. Despite such burden vital registration system is not well established, health facilities are not easily accessible and mostly deaths... Read more

In October 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released health advisory #384 to inform people about increases in fentanyl fatalities. Florida’s statewide syndromic surveillance system, Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-based Epidemics (... Read more

The DoD provides daily outpatient and emergency room data feeds to the BioSense Platform within NSSP, maintained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This data includes demographic characteristics and diagnosis codes for health encounter visits of Military Health System... Read more

To immediately monitor disease outbreaks, the application of laboratory-based surveillance is more popular in recent years. Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (TCDC) has developed LARS to collect the laboratory-confirmed cases caused by any of 20 pathogens daily via automated submitting of... Read more

Shootings with multiple victims are a concern for public safety and public health. The precise impact of such events and the trends associated with them is dependent on which events are counted. Some reports only consider events with multiple deaths, typically four or more, while other reports... Read more

As part of this surveillance study for Avian Influenza both active and passive surveillance samples were tested using PCR and also utilized to validate the LAMP method. Active surveillance samples include pathological material and tracheal and cloacal swabs from ill poultry, which were... Read more

Mitigating the spread of infectious disease is of great importance for policy makers. Taking the recent outbreak of Ebola as an example, it was difficult for policy makers to identify the best course of action based on the cost-effectiveness of what was available. In effort to address the needs... Read more

Ukraine’s ability to respond to the spread of viruses that cause pandemics and reduce economic losses from influenza, can be strengthened only in the presence of a developed surveillance network including the monitoring of virus circulation in humans. Specialists of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast have... Read more

Every year, circulating influenza viruses generate a significant number of deaths. During the 2009 pandemic influenza A(H1N1), a national non mandatory surveillance system of severe influenza cases admitted to intensive care units(ICU) was set up in France. This surveillance is regionally driven... Read more

Stemming from the 2014-6 Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak, community event based surveillance (CEBS) was implemented in Sierra Leone using community health workers to generate alerts for trigger events suggestive of EVD transmission. Through September 30, 2015 (last month of active EVD... Read more


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