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Extreme heat is a major cause of weather-related morbidity and mortality in the United States (US).1 HRI is the most frequent cause of environmental exposure-related injury treated in US emergency departments.2 More than 65,000 emergency room visits occur for acute HRI each summer nationwide.3... Read more

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The OH-SMART mapping tool was developed to assist agencies in coordinating effective outbreak response planning. OH-SMART gives people from different disciplines a practical way to apply business process improvement and participatory leadership methods to their multi-sectoral system.  It... Read more

Content type: Surveillance Tools and Systems


We performed a gold-standard manual chart review for gastro-intestinal syndrome to evaluate automated detection models based on both structured and non-structured data extracted from the VA electronic medical record.

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Bio-surveillance systems monitor multiple data streams (over-the-counter (OTC) sales, Emergency Department visits, etc.) to detect both natural disease outbreaks (e.g. influenza) and bio-terrorist attacks (e.g. anthrax re-lease). Many detection algorithms show impressive results under simulated... Read more

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Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) is a strain of Staphylococcus aureus resistant to methicillin/oxacillin. The high incidence of resistance to most commonly used antibiotics including carbapenems and cephalosporins among strains of MRSA present challenges to the management of... Read more

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Newborn hearing screening prior to hospital discharge is implemented in all states and some U.S. territories. All newborns who fail the hearing screening are encouraged to follow up to get further tests to confirm diagnosis of hearing loss as early as possible, preferably by three months of age... Read more

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This video provides useful information about the 2015 ISDS Conference and Abstract Submission Process.

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When the opioid epidemic began in the early 1990s, pills such as oxycodone were the primary means of abuse. Beginning in 2010, injection use of, first, heroin and then synthetic opioids dramatically increased, which led the number of overdose deaths involving opioids to increase fivefold between... Read more

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CRE are drug-resistant bacteria that have a mortality rate of up to 50% in those infected. Several clusters of CRE have been detected in Illinois, often in long-term acute care hospitals. In response, Illinois created the XDRO registry, a mandatory reporting system designed to aid inter-facility... Read more

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NBIC integrates, analyzes, and shares national biosurveillance information provided from capabilities distributed across public and private sectors. The integration of information enables early warning and shared situational awareness of nationally significant biological events to inform... Read more

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