Incorporating Wildlife Data into Syndromic Surveillance


The North Carolina Bioterrorism and Emerging Infection Prevention System (NC BEIPS) serves public health users across North Carolina at the local, regional and state levels, providing syndromic surveillance capabilities.  At the state level, our primary users are in the General Communicable Disease Control Branch of the NC Division of Public Health.  NC BEIPS currently receives daily data from the North Carolina Emergency Department Database (NCEDD), Carolina Poison Control Center (CPC), Prehospital Medical Information System (PreMIS) and the Piedmont Wildlife Center (PWC). Future data sources will include the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine Laboratories.  The PWC is a non-profit organization dedicated to wildlife rehabilitation, education, and scientific study of health and disease in wildlife populations.  PWC admits approximately 3,000 animals annually, including mammals, birds, and reptiles, the majority of which are from 21 counties in central North Carolina.  


This poster will illustrate how a novel data source, wildlife health center data, is being incorporated and used in a syndromic surveillance system.

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September, 2005

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