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Syndromic surveillance is usually presented as relevant for event detection. As the data collected automatically from data sources is detailed enough (e.g. ICD10 codes), it may contribute to assess and quantify the burden of health events and describe their main epidemiological features. In... Read more

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During March-May 2013, 14 overdose deaths occurred in RI that were caused by acetyl fentanyl, a novel synthetic opioid about five times more potent than heroin1. Ten of these deaths were clustered in March, causing a significant increase over baseline of monthly illicit drug overdose deaths in... Read more

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Numerous studies have demonstrated a causal relationship between human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer1. By 2007 two vaccines targeting HPV were available in the United States. Both vaccines have shown close to 100% efficacy against HPV types 16 and 18, the cause of 70% of all cervical... Read more

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The importance of providing information on epidemic prone diseases in a timely and complete manner cannot be over-emphasized. In many countries WDSS form a core component of national health system notification and response plans. Countries are required to establish WDSS for diseases that have... Read more

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Civil Registration System (CRS) in India has been in vogue for more than 100 years now. The Registration of Births and Deaths Act, 1969 came into force in 1970. Even after 4 decades of the enactment of the Act, there are wide inter-state and intra-state variations. Our study is on Andhra Pradesh... Read more

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In 2003, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia estimated that approximately 1 million people in the United States were living with HIV/AIDS, and that approximately 25% these were undiagnosed and unaware of their HIV infection. For many such patients the... Read more

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In 2003, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia estimated that approximately 1 million people in the United States were living with HIV/AIDS, and that approximately 25% these were undiagnosed and unaware of their HIV infection. For many such patients the... Read more

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The U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) is funding multiple development efforts directed at enhanced platforms to support bio-surveillance analysts under their Bio-surveillance Ecosystem (BSVE) program. These efforts include well-integrated user interface systems and advanced algorithmic... Read more

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Brucellosis is one of the world'•s most widespread zoonosis. It is caused by gram-negative bacilli of the genus Brucella.It is a risk to those occupationally exposed to animals such as farmers, veterinarians, laboratorians and butchers and to the public through the consumption of contaminated... Read more

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The National Strategy for Biosurveillance defines biosurveillance as 'the process of gathering, integrating, interpreting, and communicating essential information related to all-hazards threats or disease activity affecting human, animal, or plant health to achieve early detection and warning,... Read more

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