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This syndrome was created using BioSense 2.0 phpMyAdmin and later transitioned to ESSENCE. The syndrome queries chief complaint and discharge diagnosis fields. The Maricopa County data include emergency room and inpatient visits.

Content type: Syndrome

This syndrome was created as a part of the Arizona Arboviral Syndrome Surveillance Project, which includes bi-weekly monitoring of syndromic data to enhance traditional surveillance. The syndrome was initially created using BioSesne 2.0 phpMyAdmin and later transitioned to ESSENCE.

Content type: Syndrome

This syndrome was created as a part of the Arboviral Syndromic Surveillance Project in Arizona, which includes bi-weekly monitoring of syndromic data to enhance traditional arboviral surveillance. The syndrome was developed using BioSense 2.0 phpMyAdmin and later transitioned to ESSENCE. The... Read more

Content type: Syndrome

This syndrome was created as a part of the Arboviral Syndromic Surveillance Project in Arizona, which includes bi-weekly monitoring of syndromic data to enhance traditional arboviral surveillance. The syndrome was developed using BioSense 2.0 phpMyAdmin and later transitioned to ESSENCE. The... Read more

Content type: Syndrome

This syndrome was developed for enhanced surveillance during the National Collegiate Athletic Association Final Four games and related events in Maricopa County in 2017. In addition to the Final four games, Maricopa County hosted several related events including a multi day music festival and... Read more

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This syndrome was developed for enhanced surveillance during a 2017 U.S. President rally in Phoenix, Arizona. Terms were included based on events at previous rallies in other cities. The query was created using chief complaint field in NSSP ESSENCE.

Content type: Syndrome

This syndrome was developed for enhanced surveillance during the 2017 Lost Lake Music Festival in Phoenix, Arizona. The syndrome queries chief complaint terms related to the event, venue and performing artists.

Content type: Syndrome

This syndrome was created to query ESSENCE for KS ED visits potentially associated with Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM). Diagnosis codes were provided to KDHE by a CDC AFM contact and originally included approximately 100 codes that could encompass most presentations of AFM. This code reflects a... Read more

Content type: Syndrome

This syndrome was created to query NSSP ESSENCE on Rabies Exposure and Rabies PEP S

Syndromic Surveillance System - NSSP ESSENCE

Data source - Emergency Room Visits

Fields used - Chief Complaint History and Discharge Diagnosis History OR CCDD (an ESSENCE-concatenated field... Read more

Content type: Syndrome

States currently funded by CDC’s Enhanced State Opioid Overdose Surveillance (ESOOS) program have been monitoring opioid overdose trends in their states. Within the last year, they started to notice increases in overdose visits related to stimulant use. Because CDC had worked with these states... Read more

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