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The variation in prevalence rates of ASD across different states may either indicate true differences across states or represent an artifact of case identification. Specification of the evaluative process by which cases are coded is necessary when comparing the ASD prevalence rates across states... Read more

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The importance transmitting clinical information to public health for disease surveillance is well-documented. Conventional reporting processes require health care providers to complete paper-based notifiable condition reports which are transmitted by fax and mail to public health agencies.... Read more

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Inter-jurisdictional data sharing can enhance disease surveillance capabilities for local, state, regional and national public health situational awareness and response. BioSense 2.0, a cloud-based computing platform for syndromic surveillance, provides participating local, state and federal... Read more

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Meaningful Use has increased interest in submission of ELR to public health agencies, prompting these agencies to analyze their reporting process. Tennessee’s reporting regulations require anyone with knowledge of or suspecting a reportable disease or event report to the local health... Read more

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Cervical cancer is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality among women in developing countries and the second most common cancer in women in Nigeria. Most studies on knowledge of cervical cancer, cervical cancer screening services and precancerous cervical changes in Nigeria are facility... Read more

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Syndromic surveillance has great advantages in promoting the early detection of infectious disease outbreak and enabling the real-time tracking of on-going epidemics. However, establishing a syndromic surveillance system required huge investment in money, information system, manpower and... Read more

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Multiple data sources are used in a variety of biosurveillance systems. With the advent of new technologies, globalization, high performance computing, and ‘big data’ opportunities, there are seemingly unlimited potential data streams that could be useful in biosurveillance. Data streams... Read more

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The CDC’s BioSense 2.0 system is designed with a user-centered approach, where the needs and requests of the users are part of its continued development. User requirements were gathered extensively to help design BioSense 2.0 and users continue to submit feedback which is used to make... Read more

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Developing countries bear the highest burden of infectious diseases, and therefore play a key role in the detection of emerging disease threats. The ability of these countries to detect such events allows an adequate response preventing its spread and reducing the morbidity and mortality of... Read more

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National telephone health advice service data have been investigated as a source for syndromic surveillance of influenza-like illness and gastroenteritis . Providing a high level of coverage, the system might serve as an early outbreak detection tool. We have previously found that telephone... Read more

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