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The IDSP is the key indicator based surveillance system in the country to fulfill the core surveillance and response functions requirement under the IHR–2005. Periodic reviews of the IDSP in the country have shown that it has been ineffective in meeting its main objective of disease control in... Read more

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The Louisiana Office of Public Health (OPH) conducts emergency department (ED) syndromic surveillance using the Louisiana Early Event Detection System (LEEDS). LEEDS automatically processes electronic chief complaint and diagnosis data to identify ED visits indicative of specific syndromes. The... Read more

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SaTScan software is used widely in outbreak detection.  It's free, flexible, and fast.  However, it is somewhat cumbersome, in that access is primarily through a GUI.  While this is probably best for occasional use, it does not lend itself to automated analysis, storage and re-use of... Read more

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Sewerage systems of villages, townships, cities and megacities convey the urine, stool, blood, and sputum of community members, enabling through analysis of community wastewater, a near real-time assessment of population health status and of emerging public health threats. Signature compounds... Read more

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Malaria is a preventable disease but 3.4 billion people at risk globally with 207 million cases and 627 deaths reported in 2013. Africa accounts for 80% of cases and 90% of all malaria deaths. Nigeria accounts for 25% of malaria burden in Africa. The goal of malaria control is to reduce malaria... Read more

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As of 2012, 3,400 000 million people (all ages) are living with HIV in Nigeria. The estimated new HIV infections is 260,000 and estimated AIDS death is 240,000.The reported number of adults on ART(Anti-retroviral treatment) was 459,465 and the ART coverage based on WHO guideline was 36%.The... Read more

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For its January 2011 Literature Review, the ISDS Research Committee invited Daniel B. Neill, PhD, Assistant Professor of Information Systems at Carnegie Mellon University, to present his paper, "An Empirical Comparison of Spatial Scan Statistics for Outbreak Detection," published in the... Read more

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Prior to June 2016, there were 45 registered users of syndromic surveillance data in Washington State, with 29 (64.4%) representing 5 of Washington’s 35 local health jurisdictions and 16 (35.6%) at the state level. Of those registered users, 9 (8.8%) had logged into ESSENCE at least once in... Read more

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The AR Investment Map showcases the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention's (CDC) activities to meet national goals to prevent drug-resistant infections. CDC’s AR Solutions Initiative puts state and local AR laboratory and epidemiological expertise in every state and makes investments in... Read more

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The ability to provide real time syndromic surveillance throughout the Capital Health Region is currently undeveloped. There are limited mechanisms for routine real time surveillance of disease or conditions of public health interest, e.g. communicable diseases, toxic exposure or injury. Toxic... Read more

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