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Tanzania has a disease surveillance infrastructure with national, regional and district offices for human and animal disease surveillance. Electricity shortages and limited communications infrastructure create a challenge for a rapid information exchange of the disease surveillance information.... Read more

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As a participant in the National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP), the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) has worked closely with our statewide Health Information Exchange (HIE) and National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP) technical staff to collect and transmit... Read more

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Influenza-like illness (ILI) remains a significant public health burden to both the general public and the U.S. Department of Defense. Military personnel are especially susceptible to disease outbreaks owing to the often-crowded living quarters, substantial geographic movement, and physical... Read more

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Standardized electronic pre-diagnostic information is routinely collected in Alberta, Canada. ARTSSN is an automated real-time surveillance data repository able to rapidly refresh data that include school absenteeism information, calls about health concerns from Health Link Alberta; a provincial... Read more

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The use of social media as a syndromic sentinel for diseases is an emerging field of growing relevance as the public begins to share more online, particularly in the area of influenza. Several applications have been developed to predict or monitor influenza activity using publicly posted or self... Read more

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National borders do not prevent the transmission of pathogens and associated vectors among border populations. The Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) has collaborated with the Mexican Secretariat of Health, the U. S. Department of State’s Biosecurity Engagement Program (BEP) and the U. S.... Read more

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 Syndromic surveillance systems often classify patients into syndromic categories based on emergency department (ED) chief complaints. There exists no standard set of syndromes for syndromic surveillance, and the available syndromic case definitions demonstrate substantial heterogeneity of... Read more

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Malaria control programs suffer from weak and fragmented surveillance of the wide range of information required to manage the disease effectively and efficiently. A computational framework to manage, integrate, analyze, and visualize the data resources, a cyberenvironment, can improve the... Read more

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Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) was tasked with developing methods to determine the relevance of data streams for an integrated global biosurveillance system. We used a novel method of evaluating the effectiveness of data streams called the “surveillance window”. We defined a... Read more

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Newcastle disease (ND) is the most important infectious viral disease of poultry. The world-wide economic loss from it is 2-3 billion USD per year. ND is reportable to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). ND is caused by virulent strains of avian Paramyxoviruses belonging to type 1.... Read more

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