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Emerging event detection is the process of automatically identifying novel and emerging ideas from text with minimal human intervention. With the rise of social networks like Twitter, topic detection has begun leveraging measures of user influence to identify emerging events. Twitter's highly... Read more

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Predictionmarkets have been successfully used to forecast future events in other fields. We adapted this method to provide estimates of the likelihood of H5N1 influenza related events.

 

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The purpose of this study is to compare the results of an H5N1 influenza... Read more

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Historically, patients with TB have often been diagnosed late or after death. This delay in diagnosis often occurs because TB is misdiagnosed as an alternative respiratory illness (RI), such as pneumonia . TB infected patients that are not correctly diagnosed when initial symptoms occur may... Read more

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Influenza-like illness (ILI) data is collected by an Influenza Sentinel Provider Surveillance Network at the state (Iowa, USA) level. Historically, the Iowa Department of Public Health has maintained 19 different influenza sentinel surveillance sites. Because participation is voluntary,... Read more

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The Infectious Disease Society of America’s Emerging Infections Network (EIN) is a sentinel network of over 1,200 practicing infectious disease physicians, supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In January 2012, the EIN listserv fielded a member inquiry about... Read more

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Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral disease, and there is considerable evidence that case numbers are rising and geographical distribution of the disease is widening within the United States, and around the world. 

The accuracy and reporting frequency of dengue morbidity and mortality... Read more

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Investigators have used the volume of internet search queries to model disease incidence, especially influenza and general consumer behavior [1]. Our group has used search volume to model interest in FDA safety alerts and adverse drug event incidence. We found evi- dence of changes in search... Read more

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The increasing use of the Internet to arrange sexual encounters presents challenges to public health agencies formulating STD interventions, particularly in the context of anonymous encounters. These encounters complicate or break traditional interventions. In previous work [1], we examined a... Read more

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Adverse drug events (ADEs) are a significant source of morbidity and mortality. The majority of post-marketing surveillance for ADEs is passive. Information regarding ADEs is reported to the medical community in peer-reviewed journals. However, in most cases there is significant lag in the... Read more

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Adverse drug events (ADEs) are a major cause of morbidity and mortality. However, post-marketing surveillance systems are passive and reporting is generally not mandated. Thus, many ADEs go unreported, and it is difficult to estimate and/or anticipate side effects that are unknown at the time of... Read more

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