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Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) is a strategy conceived and adopted by the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa in 1998. The goal of IDSR is to support PHSS in Africa and enhance efficiency and communication across all levels of the national public health... Read more

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Recently, a growing number of studies have made use of Twitter to track the spread of infectious disease. These investigations show that there are reliable spikes in traffic related to keywords associated with the spread of infectious diseases like Influenza [1], as well as other Syndromes [2].... Read more

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One of the primary goals of this research was to characterize the viability of biosurveillance models to provide operationally relevant information to decision makers, in order to identify areas for future research. Two critical characteristics differentiate this work from other infectious... Read more

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To describe how the Miami-Dade County Health Department (MDCHD) has expanded Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community Based Epidemics (ESSENCE) for specialized research in addition to daily surveillance activities

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The objective of this communication is to demonstrate an approach for modeling time-distributed effects of exposures to cases of infection which can be utilized in syndromic surveillance systems for characterizing, detecting, and forecasting a potential outbreak.

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NC DETECT is the Web-based early event detection and timely public health surveillance system in the North Carolina Public Health Information Network. The reporting system also provides broader public health surveillance reports for emergency department visits related to hurricanes, injuries,... Read more

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To enable the early detection of pandemic influenza, we have designed a system to differentiate between severe and mild influenza outbreaks. Historic information about previous pandemics suggested the evaluation of two specific discriminants: (1) the rapid development of disease... Read more

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Singapore's syndromic surveillance programmes include the monitoring of polyclinics and emergency departments (ED) attendances for acute diarrheal illness, acute respiratory infections, influenza-like illness, acute conjunctivitis and chickenpox.

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We evaluated these... Read more

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In Reunion Island, alcohol is the most experienced psychoactive substance [1]. Alcohol consumption is characterized by a massive ingestion of hard liquor and an early experimentation. Health consequences are significant: a high annual incidence of fetal alcohol syndromes [2] and a higher... Read more

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Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections are increasing nationwide and are of particular concern in Tennessee, especially among individuals of reproductive age.1,2 Maternal HCV status reported on the birth certificate reveals that the rate of HCV among women giving birth in TN increased 163% from 2009... Read more

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