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Uploaded on behalf of Grace Marx, MD, MPH: Bacterial Diseases Branch, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, CDC.


This syndrome definition was created to explore tick through Syndromic data as an efficient approach to monitor the tick-borne diseases and the utility of tick bite... Read more

Content type: Syndrome

Objective: This is an updated to the All Traffic-related submitted in 2018. The goal is to capture all traffic-related injuries presenting for healthcare, regardless of intent or vehicle type, to allow monitoring of long-term trends in traffic-related injuries as well as short-term aberrations... Read more

Content type: Syndrome

This syndrome was created to query NSSP ESSENCE on CO Poisoning and Exposure

Kansas just made CO Poisoning a mandatory reportable disease, but this was done so rapidly that hospital didn't have the chance to get reporting measures/alerts in place so many of our CO Poisonings went... Read more

Content type: Syndrome

This is a cluster of syndromes created to populate an extreme weather myESSENCE tab. The intent was to increase repeatability of our weather surveillance and have something where a user can use the "Change Region" option to select whatever county, or counties, experienced storm activity. This is... Read more

Content type: Syndrome

On October 21, 2016, at 8:02 am, a distilling plant in Kansas accidentally mixed sulfuric acid and sodium hypochloride, releasing a plume of chlorine gas. The respiratory effects of breathing chlorine gas can be felt almost immediately and can be severe. Symptoms include cough, wheezing,... Read more

Content type: Success Stories

This syndrome was created to enhance current occupational health surveillance methods. Current data sources have a lag time of at least three months and estimates are often under-reported. Employing a real-time, independent data source could enhance classification of work-related injuries and... Read more

Content type: Syndrome

This syndrome was created to help capture tree-related injuries during severe weather events. Extreme weather events require extensive tree removal and disposal, activities associated with severe injury risks among workers and residents.

Syndromic Surveillance System – EpiCenter

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Content type: Syndrome

Since 2009, the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) has created and disseminated weekly surveillance reports to share seasonal influenza data with the community and our healthcare partners. Surveillance data is formatted into tables and graphs using Microsoft Excel, pasted into a... Read more

Content type: Success Stories

Agriculture can be a hazardous industry. Farmers, and oftentimes their family members, are at high risk for injuries, fatalities, and illness. Risks include exposure to pesticides on crop farms and use of tractors, farming equipment, and other machinery.

Each day in the United States,... Read more

Content type: Success Stories

Mass gatherings (e.g., concerts, festivals, sporting events, political rallies, and religious gatherings) pose unique challenges to public health officials. Risks associated with large events can vary and are influenced by factors such as crowd size and age (range, or average/mean), weather,... Read more

Content type: Success Stories


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