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In 2010, there were 4,796 snake bite exposures reported to Poison Centers nationwide (1). Health care providers frequently request help from poison centers regarding snake envenomations due to the unpredictability and complexity of prognosis and treatment. The Missouri Poison Center (MoPC)... Read more

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Reportable disease case data are entered into Merlin by all 67 county health departments in Florida and assigned confirmed, probable, or suspect case status. De-identified reportable disease data from Merlin are sent to ESSENCE-FL once an hour for further analysis and visualization using tools... Read more

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Effective public health response to emerging infectious diseases, natural disasters, and bioterrorism requires access to real-time, accurate information on disease patterns and healthcare utilization. The ESSENCE surveillance system in use by the Department of Defense (DoD) relies primarily on... Read more

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In 2004, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) partnered with the Regenstrief Institute to begin collecting syndromic data from 14 ED’s to monitor bioterrorism-related events and other public health emergencies. Today, Indiana’s public health emergency surveillance system (PHESS)... 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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Held September 13, 2018.

Aaron Kite-Powell, M.S., from CDC and Wayne Loschen, M.S., from JHU-APL were available during this 60-minute session to provide updates on the ESSENCE platform as well as tips and tricks to make it more useful for members. Attendees came prepared with questions... Read more

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Presented December 4, 2018.

The Webinar, Introduction of SAS Studio Basics to the BioSense Platform, will include overviews, summaries, tips, tricks, and examples across a number of SAS topics on the BioSense Platform. Some of these topics will include the BioSense Platform SAS Pilot... Read more

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The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) operates over 880 outpatient clinics across the nation. The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory’s Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-Based Epidemics (ESSENCE) utilizes VHA ICD9 coded outpatient visit data for the... Read more

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CO poisoning poses a significant public health burden. It is preventable, yet it remains a leading cause of poisoning in the United States. An effective surveillance system is very important for targeting and monitoring CO poisoning.Methods or Description: ED data was analyzed from the Missouri... Read more

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In development for over fourteen years, ESSENCE is a disease surveillance system utilized by public health stakeholders at city, county, state, regional, national, and global levels. The system was developed by a team from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) with... Read more

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