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Population health relies on tracking patients through a continuum of care with data from disparate sources. An assumption is made that all records of a patient from all the sources are connected. As was realized during the process of operationalizing algorithms for population health, not all... Read more

Anthrax is a globally distributed zoonotic disease caused by Bacillus anthracis, a soil-borne, Gram-positive, spore forming bacteria. Bacillus anthracis can infect people who slaughter or eat animals that are infected. Recent reports indicate the incidence of human anthrax has increased steadily... Read more

While the link between excess winter mortality and winter respiratory diseases in the elderly is well described, the impact of the epidemic of influenza in the elderly is mainly assessed in France through specific surveillance in the general population. Syndromic surveillance data enables to... Read more

Statutory veterinary disease surveillance generally focuses on food animals with only minimal resources committed to companion animals. However, the close contact between owners and pets suggests that disease surveillance in these species could benefit both animal and human health.

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As of 2012, 3,400 000 million people (all ages) are living with HIV in Nigeria. The estimated new HIV infections is 260,000 and estimated AIDS death is 240,000.The reported number of adults on ART(Anti-retroviral treatment) was 459,465 and the ART coverage based on WHO guideline was 36%.The... Read more

Syndromic surveillance refers to the monitoring of disease related events, sets of clinical features (i.e. syndromes), or other indicators in a population. Tennessee obtains emergency department data for syndromic surveillance in standardized HL7 format following the field and value set... Read more

NBIC integrates, analyzes, and shares national biosurveillance information provided from capabilities distributed across public and private sectors. The integration of information enables early warning and shared situational awareness of nationally significant biological events to inform... Read more

The CDC defines a foodborne outbreak as two or more people getting the same illness from the same contaminated food or drink. These illnesses are often characterized as gastroenteritis until the causative agent is identified (bacterial or viral). Due to the globally interconnected food... Read more

The One Health approach suggests that humans, animals, and the environment are closely tied together. Human interaction with wildlife and the environment contributes to increased risk for human, plant, and animal infectious disease outbreaks. Since human, animal, and ecosystem health are linked... Read more

Health inequalities are major global public health problem and varies within and between countries. LMICs particularly India, are undergoing a phase of rapid economic development leading to an increase in informal settlements or urban slums. These settlements exhibits extreme poverty and suffers... Read more


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