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The multivariate linear-time subset scan (MLTSS) extends previous spatial and subset scanning methods  to achieve timely and accurate event detection in massive multivariate datasets, efficiently optimizing a likelihood ratio statistic over proximity-constrained subsets of locations and all... Read more

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The revised International Health Regulations (IHR) have expanded traditional infectious disease notification to include surveillance diseases of international importance, including emerging infectious diseases.  However, there are no clearly established guidelines for how countries should... Read more

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NC BEIPS is a system designed and developed by the NC Division of Public Health (DPH) for early detection of disease and bioterrorism outbreaks or events. It analyzes emergency department (ED) data on a daily basis from 33 (29%) EDs in North Carolina. With a new mandate requiring the submission... Read more

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Inter-jurisdictional data sharing can enhance disease surveillance capabilities for local, state, regional and national public health situational awareness and response. BioSense 2.0, a cloud-based computing platform for syndromic surveillance, provides participating local, state and federal... Read more

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ISDS Conference Call to discuss surveillance for severe respiratory illness / Enterovirus D68. This call will be an opportunity for syndromic surveillance practitioners to share their experiences conducting their contribution to surveillance for Enterovirus D68.

Discussion topics will... Read more

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LD, caused by Borrelia burgdorferi in North America is transmitted to humans from wild animal reservoir hosts by Ixodes spp. ticks1 in their woodland habitats2. LD risk in Canada occurs where tick vectors are established in southern British Columbia (I. pacificus) and in southern parts of... Read more

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The March 2010 webinar of the ISDS Public Health Practice Committee gave an overview regarding how Florida is incorporating visualizations of their reportable disease data into their syndromic surveillance system. The presentation was followed by a general discussion regarding the need for and... Read more

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Opioid overdoses are a growing cause of mortality in the United States. Medical prescriptions for opioids are a risk factor for overdose. This observation raises concerns that patients may seek multiple opioid prescriptions, possibly increasing their overdose risk. One route for obtaining those... Read more

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The emergence of new influenza strains including H1N1, H5N1, H3N2v as well as other respiratory pathogens such as SARS, along with generally weak information about household and community transmission of influenza, enforce the need for augmented influenza surveillance. At the same time, Internet... Read more

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Syndromic surveillance has been used to detect variation in seasonal viral illnesses such as influenza and norovirus infection (1). Limited information is available on the use of a comprehensive bio-surveillance system, including syndromic surveillance, for detection and situational... Read more

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