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To date, most syndromic surveillance systems rely heavily on complicated statistical algorithms to identify aberrations. The assumption is that when the statistics identify something unusual, follow-up should occur. However, with multiple strata analyzed, small numbers for some strata, and wide... Read more

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Every public health monitoring operation faces important decisions in its design phase. These include information sources to be used, the aggregation of data in space and time, the filtering of data records for required sensitivity, and the design of content delivery for users. Some of these... Read more

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One objective of public health surveillance is detecting disease outbreaks by looking for changes in the disease occurrence, so that control measures can be implemented and the spread of disease minimized. For this purpose, the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) employs the Electronic... Read more

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