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The 2014 outbreak of EVD is the largest and most complex Ebola outbreak since 1976 affecting several countries in West Africa. The mental health and psychosocial implications of the 2014 Ebola outbreak are serious and multifaceted, impacting survivors, families, communities, healthcare providers... Read more

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Presented January 11, 2018.

The purpose of the event was to stimulate and facilitate constructive communication and collaboration among analytic method developers and practitioners charged with routine public health surveillance, ranging from disease outbreak surveillance to chronic... Read more

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Early detection of influenza outbreaks is critical to public health officials. Case detection is the foundation for outbreak detection. Previous study by Elkin el al. demonstrated that using individual emergency department (ED) reports can better detect influenza cases than using chief... Read more

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This paper describes an integrated modeling, sensing, and information system for forecasting atmospheric dust episodes and monitoring PM2.5 and PM10 concentrations that aggravate respiratory diseases in the American southwest.

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Since October 2004, the Indiana State Health Department and the Marion County Health Department have been developing and using a syndromic surveillance system based on emergency department admission data. The system currently receives standards-based HL7 emergency department visit data,... Read more

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In 2003, the need for a system to track and manage patient status and location was identified by Boston Emergency Medical Services (Boston EMS) and the Conference of Boston Teaching Hospitals. After consultation with EMS (municipal, fire based, and private), hospital, local and state public... Read more

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The syndromic surveillance system “2SE FAG” has been installed within the French Armed Forces in French Guiana (3000 people) in October 2004 [1-2]. During the conception and the deployment of such a system, ergonomic issues were highlighted and training of stakeholders as well [3]. Daily... Read more

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Clostridium difficile (CD) is an important cause of antibiotic and hospital-associated infection. This preventable infection also plays a major role in hospital readmissions, mostly in the elderly, leading to the CMS implementing rules to penalize hospitals with higher rates, in the Hospital... Read more

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In December 2009, Taiwan’s CDC stopped its sentinel physician surveillance system. Currently, infectious disease surveillance systems in Taiwan rely on not only the national notifiable disease surveillance system but also real-time outbreak and disease surveillance (RODS) from emergency... Read more

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This focus of this webinar is to describe different syndromic surveillance approaches to drug overdose surveillance. Presenters will share how their case definitions were developed, stakeholders involved, intended audience and uses, as well as lessons learned.


R. Matt... Read more

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