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The APCC hotline fields daily calls regarding potential animal intoxications from the US, its territories, and Canada. We explored the value of these data for identifying increased occurrences of intoxications related to livestock and poultry species, toxicant product categories, clinical... Read more

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The National Science and Technology Council, within the Executive Office of the President, established the Pandemic Prediction and Forecasting Science and Technology (PPFST) Working Group in 2013. The PPFST Working Group supports the US Predict the Next Pandemic Initiative, and serves as a forum... Read more

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Tavush Marz, in northeastern Armenia, occupies 9,1% of its territory. In recent years in this area either no surveys were conducted or they were incomplete. Tavush Marz is a tourism center as well as a border Marz with strategic importance. The presence of tularemia was first confirmed in 1949... Read more

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A liver disease of unknown etiology, called unknown liver disease (ULD) by the community, was first identified in 2002 in Tigray; a rugged, semi-arid, mountainous region that is considered one of the most drought-prone and food insecure regions of Ethiopia. ULD is a chronic condition... Read more

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Most research in syndromic surveillance has emphasized early detection, but clinical diagnosis of the index case will tend to occur before detection by syndromic surveillance for certain types of outbreaks [1]. Syndromic surveillance may, however, still play an important role in rapidly... Read more

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The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Health Service Region 8 (HSR 8) encompasses 28 counties in South Central Texas. Of these, 5 counties are covered by a local health department syndromic surveillance system while the remaining counties fall under HSR 8 syndromic surveillance... Read more

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Meaningful Use has increased interest in submission of ELR to public health agencies, prompting these agencies to analyze their reporting process. Tennessee’s reporting regulations require anyone with knowledge of or suspecting a reportable disease or event report to the local health... Read more

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Presenters Mike Alletto and Nabarun Dasgupta will describe the process of how data are received, processed and brought forward to the front-end application in BioSense v2.0. Their presentation will include a technical overview of all of the steps that a set of data goes through from the receipt... Read more

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Communities and sections that are consistently underreporting both illness and death pose a significant risk to surveillance and their efficacy is dependent upon the reporting of community structures such as government structures (primary health units (PHUs), schools), EVD response structures (... Read more

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The current surveillance system for opioid-related overdoses at UDOH has been limited to mortality data provided by the Office of the Medical Examiner (OME). Timeliness is a major concern with OME data due to the considerable lag in its availability, often up to six months or more. To enhance... Read more

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