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In 2012, Louisiana’s case rate for congenital syphilis was 49.2 cases per 100,000 live births, the highest in the nation and over six times the national average1. In Louisiana, case investigations for infants perinatally exposed to syphilis are initiated through two primary methods: SHP may... Read more

In 2012, Louisiana’s case rate for congenital syphilis was 49.2 cases per 100,000 live births, the highest in the nation and over six times the national average1. In Louisiana, case investigations for infants perinatally exposed to syphilis are initiated through two primary methods: SHP may... Read more

Typical approaches to monitoring ED data classify cases into pre-defined syndromes and then monitor syndrome counts for anomalies. However, syndromes cannot be created to identify every possible cluster of cases of relevance to public health. To address this limitation, NC DETECT’s approach... Read more

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was promoted with two goals: expanding health insurance coverage and reducing healthcare costs. Expanded coverage is expected to partially reduce costs. Emergency department (ED) visits are costlier than comparable primary care physician visits. If uninsured... Read more

Public health surveillance practice is evolving rapidly. In the past decade we have witnessed the globalization of health threats, the emergence and re-emergence of infectious diseases, and an explosion of easily accessible new technologies. This fluid environment challenges the public health... Read more

In 1969, the Twenty-Second World Health Assembly revised and consolidated the International Sanitary Regulations into what is known today as the International Health Regulations (IHR). The IHR promote a global collaboration to prepare for, respond to, and prevent the spread of infectious disease... Read more

Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 2 public health reporting for Eligible Professionals (EPs) included a menu option for ambulatory syndromic surveillance. Review of currently existing models lead to a collaboration between the Illinois Health Information Exchange (ILHIE) and IDPH to build services that... Read more

Recent efforts to share syndromic surveillance data have focused on developing national systems, namely BioSense 2.01 . The problems with creating and implementing national systems, such as legal issues, difficulties in standardizing syndrome definitions, data quality, and different objectives,... Read more

Various serotypes of DF were frequently reported in different regions of Pakistan on smaller scale. However, the worst dengue outbreak in Pakistan was experienced in 2011 in Lahore which is a 2nd most popolous city of Pakistan and capital of province punjab. This epidemic erupted during the post... Read more

Since the adoption of antibiotics in the early 20th century, a plethora of clinical pathogens have acquired resistance to one or more modern-day antibiotics. This has resulted in antimicrobial resistance (AMR) being recognized as a severe threat to human and animal health worldwide. Recent work... Read more

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