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Bioterrorism surveillance is an integral component of DCHD’s Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan. This study was a collaborative effort between Duval County Health Department, University of South Florida’s Center for Biological Defense (CBD), and DataSphere, LLC. DCHD’s role in the project... Read more

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Recent health events in France, such as the dramatic excess of mortality occurred during the 2003 heat wave showed the need for a better provision of information to health authorities. A new syndromic surveillance system based on the recording of general practitioner’s visits by SOS Médecins has... Read more

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An outbreak of dengue fever has occured in French Guiana since the end of November 2005 until July 2006. The dengue serotype circulating was DEN-2, responsible of more than 2 000 confirmed cases and 4 deaths. The previous surveillance system was only based on the laboratories data, and didn’t... Read more

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In July 2006, an important heat wave occurred in France, and generated alarm of all the public health services. In Gironde, a department in region Aquitaine, the level of "warning and actions" of the Heat Health Watch Warning System, based on an analysis of weather-mortality relationship, was... Read more

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The syndromic surveillance system “2SE FAG” has been installed within the French Armed Forces in French Guiana (3000 people) in October 2004 [1-2]. During the conception and the deployment of such a system, ergonomic issues were highlighted and training of stakeholders as well [3]. Daily... Read more

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Previous reports from participating facilities in North Dakota illustrated that ILI syndrome data from syndromic surveillance data, which is based on chief complaints logs, had a close correlation to the traditional ILI surveillance and that frequency slope of the ILI syndrome was also closely... Read more

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A pandemic caused by influenza A/H5N1 or another novel strain could kill millions of people and devastate economies worldwide. Recent computer simulations suggest that an emerging influenza pandemic might be contained in Southeast Asia through rapid detection, antiviral distribution, and other... Read more

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Security threats and the recent emergence of avian influenza in Europe have heightened the profile of and need for a good surveillance strategy during such events. The two main rationales for enhanced infectious disease surveillance at mass events include a perceived increased risk of infectious... Read more

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One of the significant challenges that multi-user biosurveillance systems have is alarm management. Currently deployed syndromic surveillance systems [1–3] have a single user interface. However, different users have different objectives; the alarms that are important for one category of user... Read more

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Disease surveillance systems are currently used for the early detection of disease outbreak before diagnosis is confirmed in order to mobilize a rapid response . The fear of epidemics or bioterrorism resulted in the development of systems for the general population; however research efforts for... Read more

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