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Purpose: States currently funded by CDC’s Enhanced State Opioid Overdose Surveillance (ESOOS) program have been monitoring drug overdose trends in their states. Because CDC had worked with these states to develop syndrome definitions for stimulant, heroin and opioid overdose, they decided to... Read more

Content type: Syndrome
Why the syndrome was created? Track food poisoning and potential disease outbreaks due to infected food  Syndromic surveillance system (e.g., ESSENCE, R STUDIO, RODS, etc.) ESSENCE  Data sources the syndrome was used on (e.g., Emergency room, EMS, Air Quality, etc.) Patient Location Full Details... Read more
Content type: Syndrome

Presented September 25, 2018.


Edgar Ruiz is a solution's engineer at RStudio that has a background in deploying enterprise reporting and Business Intelligence solutions. He has posted multiple articles and blog posts sharing analytics insights and server infrastructure... Read more

Content type: Webinar

Presented September 27, 2018.

This presentation offers practical tips on how to create a successful and sustainable community of practice.


Deborah W. Gould, PhD., Division of Health Informatics and Surveillance, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Content type: Webinar

A laboratory biosafety program (LBP) is essential to ensure the health and safety of laboratory staff and the general public from hazardous materials and infectious agents. In the US, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sets federal standards governing LBPs that enforce best... Read more

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MOHÕs national sentinel surveillance programme for influenza is part of the WHO international laboratory-based surveillance network to detect the emergence and spread of new antigenic variants of influenza viruses. Virological sample collection is on-going and is carried out during both outbreak... Read more

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The NYC syndromic surveillance system has been monitoring syndromes from NYC emergency department (ED) visits for over a decade. We applied several aberration detection methodologies to a time series of ED visits in NYC spiked with synthetic outbreaks. This effort is part of a larger evaluation... Read more

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SingaporeÕs syndromic surveillance programmes include the monitoring of polyclinics and emergency departments (ED) attendances for acute diarrheal illness, acute respiratory infections, influenza-like illness, acute conjunctivitis and chickenpox. We evaluated these syndromic surveillance systems... Read more

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The monitoring of whole or partial carcass condemnations can constitute a valuable indirect indicator of herd health. Nevertheless, systematic collection and use of such data for epidemiological surveillance is scarce within the European Union. Objective: We evaluate Swiss abattoir data for... Read more

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Chlamydia, a sexually transmitted infection which can lead to adverse reproductive health outcomes if untreated, is the most commonly reported nationally notifable disease in the United States. Complete and valid demographic, geographic, and diagnosis-related data are needed to identify trends,... Read more

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