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To describe how the Miami-Dade County Health Department (MDCHD) has expanded Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community Based Epidemics (ESSENCE) for specialized research in addition to daily surveillance activities

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The purpose of this study was to determine if existing chief complaint and ICD-9 codes for detecting gastrointestinal syndrome correctly identify similar patterns of illness when applied to the Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-based Epidemics (ESSENCE IV).... Read more

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To illustrate how ESSENCE can been utilized to collaborate with healthcare practitioners in order to improve communicable disease reporting

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Although Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community Based Epidemics (ESSENCE) provides tools to detect a significant alert regarding an unusual public health event, combining that information with other surveillance data, such as 911 calls, school absenteeism and... Read more

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The threat of pandemic and seasonal influenza has drawn attention to syndromic surveillance systems for early detection of influenza-like illness. Since 2005, the Miami-Dade County Health Department has implemented ESSENCE (Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-... Read more

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From January to March 2010, thirteen outbreaks of Norovirus infection were reported to the Epidemiology, Disease Control and Immunization Service (EDC-IS), up from four outbreaks in the entire 2008 and same number during 2009. Individual cases of Norovirus are not reportable in the State of... Read more

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