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An important goal of influenza surveillance is to provide public health decisionmakers with timely estimates of the severity of community-wide influenza. One potential indicator is the number of influenza hospitalizations. In New York City methods for estimating influenza hospitalizations... Read more

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We performed some syndromic surveillance system for the Hokkaido Toyako G8 summit meeting in July 2008 in Japan as a counter-measure to bioterrorism attack or other health emergency. This presentation shows the workable syndromic surveillance systems in Japan.

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Emerging disease clusters must be detected in a timely manner so that necessary remedial action can be taken to prevent the spread of an outbreak. The Exponentially Weighted Moving Average method (EWMA) is a particularly popular method, and has been utilized for disease surveillance in the... Read more

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Stan Morain, Earth Data Analysis Center, University of New Mexico

Amy Budge, Earth Data Analysis Center, University of New Mexico

Richard Kiang, National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Clara J. Witt, VMD, MPH, Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center... Read more

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On January 24, 2014, the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) released, to the public, its Standards & Measures Version 1.5 guidance document for voluntary public health department accreditation. Specifically, Standard 1.2 of the guidance encompasses data collection. Two measures of... Read more

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The Karachi Health and Demographic Surveillance System was set up in year 2003 by the Department of Pediatrics and Child Health of the Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan, in four peri-urban low socioeconomic communities of Karachi and covers an area of 17.6 square kilometers.(Figure 1).... Read more

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An increasing amount of global discourse reporting has migrated to the online space, in the form of publicly accessible social media outlets, blogs, wikis, and news feeds. Social media also presents pub- licly available and highly accessible information about individual, real-time activity that... Read more

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In previous work, we described a non-disease-specific outbreak simulator for the evaluation of outbreak detection algorithms. This Template-Driven Simulator generates disease patterns using user-defined template functions. Estimation of a template function from real outbreak data would enable... Read more

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This paper presents results of a survey assessing syn-dromic surveillance system initial user satisfaction and attitudes regarding syndromic surveillance.

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This presentation will describe how Arkansas used the EMAC to address surge capacity needs during emergency response. The presentation will describe 1) how existing AR PCC, ADH, and ADEM partnerships used the EMAC Mission Ready Package (MRP) system to address surge capacity, and 2) the MRP... Read more

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