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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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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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