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Methods for locating spatial clusters of diseases are typically variations of the circular scan statistic method. They restrict the number of potential clusters by considering all circular, rectangular, or elliptical regions, and then apply a likelihood ratio test to evaluate the statistical... Read more

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Health care information is a fundamental source of data for biosurveillance, configuring electronic health records to report relevant data to health departments is technically challenging, labor intensive, and often requires custom solutions for each installation. Public health agencies wishing... Read more

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This paper describes a modular approach to surveillance system design, ensuring flexibility, scalability and fault tolerance.

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Seasonal influenza epidemics are responsible for over 200,000 hospitalizations in the United States per year, and 39,000 of them are in children. In the United States, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices guides immunization practices, including influenza vaccination, with... Read more

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To evaluate the robustness of a spatial anonymization algorithm for syndromic surveillance data against a triangulation vulnerability attack. `BACKGROUND We have published an anonymization algorithm that takes precise point locations for patients and moves them a randomized distance according to... Read more

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Group A Streptococcal (GAS) pharyngitis, the most common bacterial cause of acute pharyngitis, causes more than half a billion cases annually worldwide. Treatment with antibiotics provides symptomatic benefit and reduces complications, missed work days and transmission. Physical examination ... Read more

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To measure the impact, within administrative geographic areas, of household income on rates of visits due influenza and RSV among children using real-time syndromic surveillance.

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Group A Streptococcal (GAS) pharyngitis, the most common bacterial cause of acute pharyngitis, causes more than half a billion cases annually worldwide. Treatment with antibiotics provides symptomatic benefit and reduces complications, missed work days and transmission. Physical examination... Read more

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This paper describes the syndromic networks paradigm and its application to various surveillance settings.

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While traditional means of surveillance by governments, multi-national agencies, and institutional networks assist in reporting and confirming infectious disease outbreaks, these formal sources of information are limited by their geographic coverage and timeliness of information flow. In ... Read more

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