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In Reunion Island, the non-specific surveillance was developed since 2006 and was based on the activity of only one hospital emergency department and on mortality. To respond to the threat of influenza A(H1N1) pandemic emergence, this surveillance system was significantly enhanced. All hospital... Read more

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In Reunion Island, the non-specific surveillance was mainly developed during A(H1N1) influenza pandemic in 2009. In March 2010, a new surveillance system was implemented from National Health Insurance data. This monitoring was based on the weekly consultation number and home visits by general... Read more

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The 9th IOIG took place in Reunion Island from July 31 to August 9, 2015. This sport event gathered approximatively 1 640 athletes, 2 000 volunteers and several thousand spectators from seven islands:Comoros, Madagascar, Maldives, Mauritius, Mayotte, Seychelles and Reunion.In response to the... Read more

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The 'Grand Raid de la Reunion' is one of the hardest ultra trails in the world (5,350 competitors in 2012). This one stage race takes place in Reunion Island, a French overseas department in the Indian Ocean. Ultra trails and ultra marathons are intense long-distance running races pushing back... Read more

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Today, Internet, especially Wikipedia, is an important part of everyday life. People can notably use this popular free online encyclopedia to search health-related information. Recent studies showed that Wikipedia data can be used to monitor and to forecast influenza-like illnesses in near real... Read more

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In Reunion Island, alcohol is the most experienced psychoactive substance [1]. Alcohol consumption is characterized by a massive ingestion of hard liquor and an early experimentation. Health consequences are significant: a high annual incidence of fetal alcohol syndromes [2] and a higher... Read more

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During the past ten years, the syndromic surveillance has mainly developed thanks to clinical data sources (i.e. emergency department, emergency medical call system, etc.). However, in these systems, the population doesn’t play an active role. It is now important that the population becomes an... Read more

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In Reunion Island, a French overseas territory located in the southwestern of Indian Ocean, the dengue virus circulation is sporadic. Since 2004, between 10 and 221 probable and confirmed autochthonous dengue fever cases have been reported annually. Since January 2018, the island has experienced... Read more

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Many syndromic surveillance systems use spatio-temporal analysis to detect local outbreaks such as gastrointestinal illnesses and lower respiratory infections. In Reunion Island, the syndromic surveillance system is based mainly on ED visits. Spatial analysis was first used in 2013 to validate... Read more

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Social media as Twitter are used today by people to disseminate health information but also to share or exchange on their health. Based on this observation, recent studies showed that Twitter data can be used to monitor trends of infectious diseases such as influenza. These studies were mainly... Read more

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