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To assess the accuracy of community-based physician claims for identifying 5 syndromes: fever, gastrointestinal, neurological, rash, and respiratory.

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A U.S. Department of Defense program is underway to assess health surveillance in resource-poor settings and to evaluate the Early Warning Outbreak Reporting System. This program has included several information-gathering trips, including a trip to Lao PDR in September, 2006.


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Active CCHF natural foci were reported in 3 southern regions of Kazakhstan. The CCHF virus reservoir and vectors are ixodic ticks. 3-12 human CCHF cases occur per year; infection occurs through tick bites and CCHF patient blood contact. Prediction of the CCHF epidemiological situation is... Read more

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These slides were presented at the Enhanced State Opioid Overdose Surveillance (ESOOS) Program Overview Partner meeting, led by CDC and organized by ASTHO in March of 2019. 


Puja Seth, PhD – Lead, Epidemiology and Surveillance

Alana Vivolo-Kantor, PhD – Morbidity... Read more

Content type: Presentation Slides

Viral hepatitis is a global public health problem affecting millions of people every year, causing disability and death [1].The hepatitis B virus (HBV) is transmitted through the contact with the blood or other body fluids of an infected person. For formulating evidence-based policy of Public... Read more

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Syndromic surveillance has expanded since 2001 in both scope and geographic reach and has benefited from research studies adapted from numerous disciplines. The practice of syndromic surveillance continues to evolve rapidly. The International Society for Disease Surveillance... Read more

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Population health relies on tracking patients through a continuum of care with data from disparate sources. An assumption is made that all records of a patient from all the sources are connected. As was realized during the process of operationalizing algorithms for population health, not all... Read more

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This webinar will provide an overview of game-based tools for surveillance training and technology evaluation. The philosophy and methods of “serious gaming” will be presented through case studies and interactive examples.


Timothy Dasey, PhD, Group Leader, Chemical and... Read more

Content type: Webinar

Brucellosis is among the zoonotic diseases that continue to afflict man and animals in Uganda. The increase in the number of disease outbreaks in animals from 1990 to 2013 and the number of human patients diagnosed with brucellosis in private clinics and hospitals has placed the infection to be... Read more

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Presented March 27, 2018.

During this 90-minute session, Aaron Kite-Powell, M.S., from CDC and Wayne Loschen, M.S., from JHU-APL provided an overview of tips and tricks in ESSENCE and answered questions from the audience regarding ESSENCE functions, capabilities and uses.

Content type: Webinar


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