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The mortality monitoring system was initiated in August 2009 during the influenza A(H1N1) pandemic. It is a collaboration between the Centre for Infectious Disease Control (CIb) and Statistics Netherlands. The system monitors nation-wide reported number of deaths (population: 16.8 million) from... Read more

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Marcus Rennick, Epidemiologist with the Marion County Public Health Department (WV), provides an overview/training on the BioSense System.

 

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(45 minutes) Syndromic Surveillance and BioSense Overview

(90 minutes) Hands-on BioSense Tutorial

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Content type: Training

The number of unintentional overdose deaths in New York City (NYC) has increased for seven consecutive years. In 2017, there were 1,487 unintentional drug overdose deaths in NYC. Over 80% of these deaths involved an opioid, including heroin, fentanyl, and prescription pain relievers.1 As part of... Read more

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Transparency of information on infectious disease epidemics is crucial for not only public health workers but also the residents in the communities. Traditionally, disease control departments created official websites for displaying disease maps or epi-curves with the confirmed case counts. The... Read more

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While the link between excess winter mortality and winter respiratory diseases in the elderly is well described, the impact of the epidemic of influenza in the elderly is mainly assessed in France through specific surveillance in the general population. Syndromic surveillance data enables to... Read more

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Join the ISDS Public Health Practice Committee for a special meeting with Dr. Farzad Mostashari, the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and founding president of ISDS. Following a brief discussion with Dr. Mostashari about Meaningful Use, the committee will then host Ms. Mary... Read more

Content type: Webinar

Syndromic surveillance has been widely implemented for the collection of Emergency Department (ED) data. EDs may be the only option for seeking care in underserved areas, but they do not represent population-based measures. This analysis provides insight on health-seeking behaviors within the... Read more

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Each year, Trust for America’s Health releases A Funding Crisis for Public Health and Safety: State-by-State and Federal Public Health Funding Facts and Recommendations to examine level of federal and state public health funding that each state receives. This review also provides policymakers... Read more

Content type: Report

Recent extreme weather events have caused serious health and social problems across Europe. During the summer heat waves of 2003 across Europe, France recorded an excess of over 14,000 deaths contributed to heat-related causes. Other countries such as Italy and Portugal experienced over 3,000... Read more

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There exists no standard set of syndromes for syndromic surveillance, and available syndromic case definitions demonstrate substantial heterogeneity of findings constituting the definition. Many syndromic case definitions require the presence of a syndromic finding (e.g., cough or diarrhea) and... Read more

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