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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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On January 2, 2014 the cyclone Bejisa struck Reunion Island. This storm of Category 3 (Saffir–Simpson scale) disturbed electricity supply and drinking water systems. Floods, roof destructions and the threat of landslide led to the evacuation of residents to emergency shleters. In this context,... Read more

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On October 2016, the Indian Ocean Regional Health Agency was alerted about an increase in ED visits related to adverse reactions associated with use of SC on Mayotte Island. In this context, an investigation based on a syndromic surveillance system was implemented by the regional unit of the... Read more

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Mayotte Island, a French overseas department of around 374 km2 and 200 000 inhabitants is located in the North of Mozambique Channel in the Indian Ocean (Figure1). In response to the threat of the pandemic influenza A(H1N1)2009 virus emergence, a syndromic surveillance system has been... Read more

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The late health events such as the heat wave of 2003 showed the need to make public health surveillance evolve in France. Thus, the French Institute for Public Health Surveillance has developed syndromic surveillance systems based on several information sources such as emergency departments. In... Read more

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To describe and evaluate the SOS Medecins Bordeaux syndromic surveillance system .

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The 2003 heat wave in France (15,000 extra deaths in 10 days) led the French institute for public health surveillance to modify its public health surveillance system. One of the major objectives of this program was a real time surveillance based on emergency departments (EDs). Trials experiments... Read more

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