North Carolina Bioterrorism and Emerging Infection Prevention System

Description: 

NC BEIPS is a system designed and developed by the NC Division of Public Health (DPH) for early detection of disease and bioterrorism outbreaks or events. It analyzes emergency department (ED) data on a daily basis from 33 (29%) EDs in North Carolina. With a new mandate requiring the submission of ED data to DPH, NC BEIPS will soon have data from all 114 EDs. NC BEIPS also receives data on a daily basis from the Carolinas Poison Center, the Prehospital Medical Information System and the Piedmont Wildlife Center, although syndromic surveillance output from these data sources is still in testing.

Objective

 This paper describes the North Carolina Bioterrorism and Emerging Infection Prevention System (NC BEIPS). NC BEIPS is the syndromic surveillance arm of NC PHIN.

Primary Topic Areas: 
Original Publication Year: 
2005
Event/Publication Date: 
September, 2005

July 30, 2018

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Email: syndromic@cste.org

 

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