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We implemented the CDC EARS algorithms in our DADAR (Data Analysis, Detection, and Response) situational awareness platform. We encountered some skepticism among some of our partners about the efficacy of these algorithms for more than the simplest tracking of seasonal flu.

We analyzed... Read more

In June 2004, the French syndromic surveillance system based on the ED has been implemented by the French institute for public health surveillance (InVS), starting with 23 ED. In August 2014, about 600 ED (40,000 daily attendances) are included in the Oscour network, recording 80% of the... Read more

Before the launch of standard National Health Information System (NMHIS) in 2000, there had been acute paucity of reliable and timely health information in Pakistan. Health Departments had no choice than to resort to estimates or carry expensive community based surveys to determine the disease... Read more

During all phases of the disaster management cycle, PH surveillance plays a valuable role. Surveillance provides PH officials and stakeholders the information they need to respond to disasters and take action in an appropriate and timely manner. Despite the fact that surveillance provides a... Read more

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. with radon exposure as the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking and the number one cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that one in fifteen homes nationwide has... Read more

Ascariasis is one of the most common intestinal nematode infections caused by Ascaris lumbricoides, especially in the tropics and subtropics where warm, wet climates favor year-round transmission of infection. Humans become infected by ingesting infective ascaris eggs in contaminated food, water... Read more

Since its inception in 2008, PHO has grown through new funding to establish the agency, as well as a series of program transfers from the Government of Ontario, including ID surveillance. PHO’s current role in ID surveillance in Ontario is to support the public health and health care systems... Read more

Whole-genome sequencing of disease-causing organisms provides an unabridged examination of the genetic content of individual pathogen isolates, enabling public health laboratories to benefit from comparative analyses of total genetic content. Combining this information with sample metadata such... Read more

Real-time emergency department (ED) data are currently received from 78 of 80 New Jersey acute care and satellite EDs by Health Monitoring Systems Inc.’s (HMS) EpiCenter system. EpiCenter collects, manages and analyzes ED registration data for syndromic surveillance, and provides alerts to state... Read more

A major drawback in disability prevention and rehabilitation in Sri Lanka is the lack of complete, accurate and timely data. National disability surveys conducted as a part of the decennial census lack complete and scientifically accurate information. Further, Sri Lanka has no established... Read more

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