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ISDS is kicking off the year with a webinar to review highlights from the 2016 Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA. If you attended the conference, we invite you to come share and learn more about initiatives sprung from the conference, and to discuss how best to continue moving them ahead. If you... Read more

This is the technical weekly update report which the project director at the CDC (Mike Coletta) gets from the technical support company (ICF), summarizing the current status of work on the National Syndromic Surveillance (NSS) Platform.

Materials associated with the Analytic Solutions for Real-Time Biosurveillance: Negation Processing in Free Text Emergency Department Data for Public Health Surveillance consultancy held January 19-20, 2017 at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City.

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This report, published January 27, 2017 by the Office of Epidemiology and Prevention Services with the West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources, is an outbreak report developed in response to an opioid-related overdose incident that occured in Huntington, West Virginia on August... Read more

Presented January 26, 2017.

This presentation will describe the steps involved in machine learning and will include a demo an application to detect carbon monoxide poisoning in the Kansas syndromic surveillance data.

There is a resurgence in the need to evaluate the economic burden of prescription drug hospitalizations in the United States. We used the Wisconsin 2014 Hospital Discharge data to examine opioid related hospitalization incidence and costs. Fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid, is frequently... Read more

Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable illness and deaths in Georgia. About 10.1% of deaths among adults in Georgia are linked to smoking related illnesses. Most first use of cigarettes occurs by age 18 (87%), with nearly all-first use by 26 years of age (98%). Although cigarette... Read more

Washington State experienced a five-fold increase in deaths from unintentional drug overdoses between 1998 and 2014. The PMP collects data on controlled substances prescribed to patients and makes the data available to healthcare providers, giving providers another tool for patient care and... Read more

Over the last decade, the One Health approach has gained support as a valuable way to address complex issues at the interface of humans, animals, and the environment.  Moving from theory to application is more challenging, though, and experts within each sector are eager for practical tools that... Read more

The Syndromic Surveillance Consortium of Southeast Texas (SSCSeT) consists of 13 stakeholders who represent 19 counties or jurisdictions in the Texas Gulf Coast region and receives health data from over 100 providers. The Houston Health Department (HHD) maintains and operates the syndromic... Read more

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