Real-time monitoring of a mass K2-related overdose outbreak – Connecticut, 2018

On August 15, 2018, the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) became aware of a cluster of suspected overdoses in an urban park related to the synthetic cannabinoid K2. Abuse of K2 has been associated with serious adverse effects and overdose clusters have been reported in multiple states. This investigation aimed to characterize the use of syndromic surveillance data to monitor a cluster of suspected overdoses in real time.

June 18, 2019

Tick Related Encounters - Connecticut Department of Public Health, April 2019

  • Why the syndrome was created? This syndrome was created to monitor tick related emergency room visits using regular expressions in R. 
  • Syndromic surveillance system (e.g., ESSENCE, R STUDIO, RODS, etc.) Data collected from Epicenter, but parsed and analysed in R/Rstudio
  • Data sources the syndrome was used on (e.g., Emergency room, EMS, Air Quality, etc.) Emergency room and Urgent Care

April 24, 2019

Lyme Disease Related Encounters - Connecticut Department of Public Health, April 2019

  • Why the syndrome was created? This syndrome was created to monitor Lyme disease related emergency room visits using regular expressions in R. 
  • Syndromic surveillance system (e.g., ESSENCE, R STUDIO, RODS, etc.) Data collected from Epicenter, but parsed and analysed in R/Rstudio
  • Data sources the syndrome was used on (e.g., Emergency room, EMS, Air Quality, etc.) Emergency room and Urgent Care

April 24, 2019

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