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In France, surveillance of seasonal gastroenteritis uses to be monitored by an information system based on a computer network of physicians so called Sentinel Network (1). Regionally, the use of this system as limitations. SOS Medecin is an organization of general practitioners, present in many... Read more

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In July 2006, an important heat wave occurred in France, and generated alarm of all the public health services. In Gironde, a department in region Aquitaine, the level of "warning and actions" of the Heat Health Watch Warning System, based on an analysis of weather-mortality relationship, was... Read more

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Recent health events in France, such as the dramatic excess of mortality occurred during the 2003 heat wave showed the need for a better provision of information to health authorities. A new syndromic surveillance system based on the recording of general practitioner’s visits by SOS Médecins has... Read more

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To determine sensitivity and specificity of syndromic surveillance of influenza based on data from SOS Medecins, a healthcare network of emergency general practitioners (GP) in Bordeaux, France.

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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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