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BioSense is a national automated surveillance system designed to enhance the nation's capability to rapidly detect and quantify public health emergencies, by accessing and analyzing diagnostic and prediagnostic health data. The BioSense system currently receives near real-time data from more... Read more

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BioSense currently receives demographic and chief complaint data from more than 360 hospitals and text radiology reports from 36 hospitals. Detection of pneumonia is an important as several Category A bioterrorism diseases as well as avian influenza can manifest as pneumonia. Radiology text... Read more

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BioSense is a national program designed to improve the nation’s capabilities for conducting disease detection, monitoring, and real-time situational awareness. Currently, BioSense receives near real-time data from non-federal hospitals, as well as national daily batched data from the Departments... Read more

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In 2007, the CDC BioSense System received data from 450 non-federal hospitals. Hospitals provide data to Biosense based on their capability and willingness to supply electronic data. As of July 2008, Biosense is receiving data from 550 hospitals. The National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care... Read more

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Analysis of the BioSense data facilitates the identification, tracking, and management of emergent and routine health events, including potential bioterrorism events, injury related incidents and rapidly spreading naturally occurring events (1).  BioSense enhances coordination between all levels... Read more

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BioSense is a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) national near real-time public health surveillance system. CDC’s BioIntelligence Center (BIC) analysts monitor, analyze, and interpret BioSense data daily and provide support to BioSense users at state and local health departments... Read more

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Each year, more than two-thirds of all fireworksrelated injuries occur during June 16-July 16 [1]. During the 2006 July 4th holiday weekend, thousands of people were treated in emergency departments (EDs) for fireworks-related injuries [2]. Over 50% of these injuries were burns, most often... Read more

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West Nile Virus (WNV) is a mosquito-borne virus that can cause meningitis and encephalitis. Since its discovery in New York City during an encephalitis outbreak in 1999, WNV has become endemic in North America. In the United States, 16,000 human WNV disease cases (including West Nile fever,... Read more

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To determine the feasibility of using BioSense laboratory data to do surveillance on Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) and calculate overall and facility rates of disease.

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BioSense is a national system that receives, analyzes, and visualizes electronic health data and makes it available for public health use. In December 2007 CDC added the Influenza Module to the main BioSense application.



This presentation describes the new... Read more

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