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ORBiT is implemented as a distributed analytic platform consisting of a software stack atop of Hadoop and makes use of Titan, a distributed graph database as a backend for data storage. Data from each of the traditional and non-traditional sources are hosted as a massive linked structure, with... Read more

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OpenMRS has global presence as an open source web based medical record system (MRS). It is built on an extensible, modular framework that allows the user to create a MRS that is as simple or complex as needed. OE is a multi-user network accessible analysis and visualization tool that enables... Read more

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In the U.S., federal programs are accelerating the meaningful use of electronic health record (EHR) technology and encouraging greater standardization in how governmental public health agencies (PHAs) establish surveillance data partnerships with healthcare providers. To qualify for the benefits... Read more

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The illegal wildlife trade is a multi-faceted, clandestine industry that has led to the disruption of fragile ecosystems, facilitated the spread of pathogens, and has led to the emergence of novel infectious diseases in humans, domestic animals, and native wildlife(1, 2). The trade is as diverse... Read more

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A new TB case can be classified as: 1) a source case for transmission leading to other, secondary active TB cases; 2) a secondary case, resulting from recent transmission; or 3) an isolated case, uninvolved in recent transmission (i.e. neither source nor recipient). Source and secondary cases... Read more

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Immigrants and refugees are required to undergo tuberculosis (TB) screening before entering the United States (US)(1). Nearly 700 overseas panel physicians designated by the US Department of State, perform these screenings (2). Over 450,000 new immigrants and nearly 80,000 refugees arrive in the... Read more

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A European project to develop guidelines to strengthen public health surveillance and rapid response to prevent and assess health threat impact was launched in September 2010 for three years, under the name Triple-S (Syndromic Surveillance Survey, Assessment towards Guidelines for Europe). The... Read more

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Emerging event detection is the process of automatically identifying novel and emerging ideas from text with minimal human intervention. With the rise of social networks like Twitter, topic detection has begun leveraging measures of user influence to identify emerging events. Twitter's... Read more

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The time series of syphilis cases has been studied at the country and state level at the yearly basis (1,2), and it has been found that syphilis has a periodicity of approximately 10 years (2). However, to inform prevention efforts, it is important to understand the short term dynamics of... Read more

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Time series data involving counts are frequently encountered in many biomedical and public health applications. For example, in disease surveillance, the occurrence of rare infections over time is often monitored by public health officials, and the time series data collected can be used for the... Read more

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