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Monitoring of long-term infectious disease mortality trends is of great value to national public health systems both in estimation of the efficacy of preventive programs, and in development of the new strategies of preventive measures. In the developed countries, there are a number of studies... Read more

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Domestic swine have been viewed as important for the adaptation and spillover of IA from birds into human populations as they are sensitive to both avian and mammalian (including human) influenza viruses [1]. However, in much of Eurasia and North America wild swine are geographically widespread... Read more

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Approximately 2.7 million Americans live with chronic HCV, with roughly 30,000 new cases in 2013. Fortunately, recent clinical trials have shown great advances using interferon-free, oral direct-acting antivirals, with cure rates over 95% . But only a few people have been treated, and most are... Read more

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The International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS) will hold its thirteenth annual conference in Philadelphia on December 10th and 11th, 2014.  The society’s mission is to improve population health by advancing the science and practice of disease surveillance, and the annual conference... Read more

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One of the more recent successes of NSSP has been the introduction of more robust data quality monitoring and reporting. However, despite the increased insight into data quality, there are still concerns about data sharing and comparisons across sites. For NSSP to be most effective, users need... Read more

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During summer 2012, Washington State Department of Health (WA DOH) surveyed ILINet providers and found that more than half either utilize their electronic medical record system (EMRS) to gather and report weekly ILINet data, or intend to implement queries to do so in the future. There are a... Read more

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1) Describe a near real-time school-based syndromic surveillance program that integrates electronic data records and a two-way health alert system for early outbreak detection, notification, and possible intervention for Arizona schools. 2) Demonstrate the public health utility of this system... Read more

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We developed a probabilistic model of how clinicians are expected to detect a disease outbreak due to an outdoor release of anthrax spores, when the clinicians only have access to traditional clinical information (e.g., no computer-based alerts). We used this model to estimate an upper bound on... Read more

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The utility of specific sources of data for surveillance, and the quality of those data, are an ingoing issue in public health(1). Syndromic surveillance is typically conducted as a secondary use of data collected as part of routine clinical practice, and as such the data can be of high quality... Read more

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These slides were presented as a 60 minute oral presentation at the 2018 Public Health Informatics Conference in Atlanta Georgia.

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To share our experiences at ISDS with setting up and managing communities of practice, with the focus specifically on the National... Read more

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