Ten Years of Syndromic Surveillance in New Hampshire: Innovation, Experience and Outcomes

In response to the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001, the NH Department of Health and Human Services (NH DHHS) engaged state and external partners in the design of an early warning surveillance system to support bioterrorism and emergency preparedness. Initially, NH DHHS began collecting four syndrome counts from thirteen hospital Emergency Departments (ED) by fax. Automation began in 2002, when an over the counter (OTC) syndromic surveillance pilot system was implemented by Scientific Technologies Corporation (STC).

May 02, 2019

Planning & Development of a Regional Integrated Disease Surveillance System

Shenzhen is a special economic region in southern China, adjacent to Hong Kong, with a population of approximately 14 million. The pioneering efforts of Shenzhen in the development of electronic disease surveillance started as early as in 1995. The setup of syndromic surveillance was started after the SARS outbreak in 2003, including surveillance in Fever Clinics, GI clinics, selected schools, and sentinel surveillance for the workers in selected chicken farms and bird markets.

July 30, 2018

Development of an Integrated Surveillance System for Beijing

After the SARS outbreak in 2003, Beijing established Fever Clinics in major hospitals for the early detection of potential respiratory disease outbreaks. The data collection in Fever Clinics contains the basic patient information, body temperature, cough, and breath condition, as well as a primary diagnosis. Since the symptoms and diagnosis are mainly recorded in free text format, it is very difficult to use for data analysis. Because of the problems in data processing, the data collection has decreased.

 

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July 30, 2018

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