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Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMIC) disproportionately bear the high burden of injuries, with 90% of all deaths due to injury occurring in these countries. In India, data on pre-hospital care of the injured is either absent or incomplete. The Bloomberg Philanthropies Global Road Safety... Read more

While HCV infections are associated with substantial morbidity and mortality in the United States, deaths due to HCV may not be detected well in Utah’s surveillance system. New interferon-free drugs for HCV can result in virologic cure with limited side effects, but treatment is expensive. It... Read more

The costs of addressing specific needs to improve surveillance systems in sub-Saharan Africa are often unknown. For centuries meningococcal meningitis epidemics have occurred every few years in the Sahelian and sub-sahel regions of Africa also referred to as the “African meningitis belt”. A... Read more

HealthMap collects and aggregates information from online sources to generate outbreak alerts based on disease and geographic location. This project will assess the timeliness and sensitivity of HealthMap based on outbreak posts from EpiCom, the Florida Department of Health’s disease outbreak... Read more

The LAC SSS has been in existence since 2004. Currently, the system collects data from over 50 hospitals daily and performs a chief complaint-based syndrome classification analysis of all ED visits. The keyword “fever” is of special interest due to its inclusion within several syndrome category... Read more

The federal meaningful use initiative is a major driver to the establishment of expanded electronic syndromic surveillance capacity across the United States. Much has been documented about the background and requirements for eligible hospitals to achieve the syndromic meaningful use objectives.... Read more

The catchment area of a health-care facility is used to assess health service utilization and calculate population-based rates of disease. Current approaches for catchment definition have significant limitations such as being based solely on distance from the facility or using an arbitrary... Read more

Outbreak Investigations course consisted to a series of 8 online modules, covering: •Confirm that an outbreak is occurring and confirm diagnosis •Case definition •Descriptive Epidemiology •Hypothesis Generation •Analytic Epidemiology •Preliminary control and Prevention •Communication of findings... Read more

Real-time monitoring and analysis of vaccine concerns over time and location could help immunisation programmes to tailor more effective and timely strategies to address specific public health concerns. In recent years attempts [1, 2] are being made to develop a more systematic monitoring of... Read more

The International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS) will hold its thirteenth annual conference in Philadelphia on December 10th and 11th, 2014.  The society’s mission is to improve population health by advancing the science and practice of disease surveillance, and the annual conference... Read more

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