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This syndrome was created as a way to integrate the H-CUP Opioid-Related Hospital Use definition into ESSENCE. H-CUP is the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project and we believe their Opioid-Related Hospital Use definition is a great starting point for developing opiate-use syndrome definitions... Read more

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This syndrome was created as a way to monitor Frostbite, Cold Exposure, & Hypothermia in Kansas Emergency Department visits. **Please note that the hypothermia portion of this syndrome was created to ONLY include hypothermia associated with low environmental temperature.

Syndromic... Read more

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This syndrome was created to capture cases where the "exposure to forces of nature" diagnosis codes are sent. This was created as a starting place for weather surveillance and should capture all weather-related events that are explicitly stated and diagnosed. Please note that if your region... Read more

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This syndrome was created to capture records where the "exposure to forces of nature" diagnosis codes are sent, excluding Heat/Sunlight codes. The original syndrome captured all weather-related events that are explicitly stated and diagnosed, but the majority of these cases were sunburns and... Read more

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This syndrome was created to capture Kansas ED Visits with chief complaints related to carbon monoxide poisoning/exposure or similar diagnosis codes. The terms "heater" and "generator" are included to potentially capture cases of improper heater and generator use that did not receive relevant CO... Read more

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Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF), a bacterial tick-borne rickettsial illness, initially causes nonspecific symptoms (e.g., fever, rash, nausea, and vomiting).  In 2003, RMSF was identified on tribal lands in Arizona where the brown dog tick is the primary vector1.

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This syndrome was created to explore the possibility of Kansas Syndromic Surveillance Program data for agriculture-related injuries. This topic could potentially cover trauma, injury, occupational public health, and child health. This syndrome is still a work-in-progress and a proof of concept,... Read more

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The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) uses Health Monitoring Systems’ EpiCenter to collect, manage, and analyze real-time emergency department (ED) data acquired from acute care hospitals and satellite EDs. NJDOH integrates these data into a comprehensive surveillance system, relying on... Read more

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This syndrome was developed to conduct surveillance for hazardous materials events in Maricopa County.  It has been included in enhanced surveillance for Mass Gathering events such as the 2017 Lost Lakes Festival and is an updated version from the version included in the 2017 NCAA Men's Division... Read more

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On October 21, 2016, at 8:02 am, a distilling plant in Kansas accidentally mixed sulfuric acid and sodium hypochloride, releasing a plume of chlorine gas. The respiratory effects of breathing chlorine gas can be felt almost immediately and can be severe. Symptoms include cough, wheezing,... Read more

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