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Recent health events in France, such as the dramatic excess of mortality occurred during the 2003 heat wave showed the need for a better provision of information to health authorities. A new syndromic surveillance system based on the recording of general practitioner’s visits by SOS Médecins has... Read more

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The evaluation of outbreak detection performance remained a major challenge to every syndromic surveillance system. Owing to the scarcity and uncertainty of infectious disease outbreaks in the real world, simulated outbreak datasets have been commonly used by scholars for performance evaluation... Read more

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Under-ascertainment of severe outcomes of influenza infections in administrative databases has long been recognised. After reviewing registered deaths following an influenza epidemic in 1847, William Farr, of the Registrar-General's Office, London, England, commented: ''the epidemic carried off... Read more

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Dogs, cats and other companion animals have played an integral role in many aspects of human life. Human and companion animal (CAs) interactions have a wide range of benefits to human health [1-3]. The threat of zoonotic transmission between CAs and humans is exacerbated by proximity (56% of dog... Read more

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Situational awareness is important for early warning and early detection of infectious disease outbreaks and occurs at both local and global scales. Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is developing a suite of tools to provide actionable information and knowledge for enhanced situational... Read more

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Dengue fever is a dynamic infectious disease, allowing the patient to rapidly move from one stage to another during its course. Proper management of patients depends on early recognition of warning signs, continuous monitoring and re-staging cases and prompt fluid replacement. The telemedicine... Read more

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This guide offers standardized specifications to Eligible Hospitals (EHs) and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) for the electronic transfer of Syndromic Surveillance (SS) data from hospital Certified Electronic Health Records technology (CEHRT) to the BioSense 2.0 system for SS reporting. This... Read more

Content type: State Specific Implementation Guide

An objective of the Joint VA/DoD BioSurveillance System for Emerging Biological Threats project is to improve situational awareness of the health of combined VA and DoD populations. DoD and VA both use versions of the Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-Based... Read more

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The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) ED syndromic surveillance system receives data from 95% of all ED visits in NYC totaling 4 million visits each year. The data include residential ZIP code as reported by the patient. ZIP code information has been used by the DOHMH to... Read more

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To compare age-group-specific correlation of influenza-like syndrome (ILS) emergency department (ED) visits with influenza laboratory data in Boston and NYC using locally defined ILS definitions.

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