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To measure the impact, within administrative geographic areas, of household income on rates of visits due influenza and RSV among children using real-time syndromic surveillance.

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Antibiotic resistance is a mounting public health threat calling for action on global, national and local levels. Antibiotic use has been a major driver of increasing rates of antibiotic resistance. This has given rise to the practice of antibiotic stewardship, which seeks to reduce unnecessary... Read more

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Though spatio-temporal patterns of influenza spread have often suggested that environmental factors, such as temperature, solar radiation and humidity play a key role, few studies have directly assessed their effect on the timing of annual epidemics. Finkelman et al observed a significant... Read more

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HealthMap is a real-time disease epidemic intelligence tracking and visualization system that collects information from general news media, individual first-hand reports and public health sources around the world. Gaps in this effort clearly occur during times of crisis where traditional... Read more

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Local transmission of Zika virus has been confirmed in 67 countries worldwide and in 46 countries or territories in the Americas. On February 1, 2016 the World Health Organization declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern due to the increase in microcephaly cases and other... Read more

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While traditional means of surveillance by governments, multi-national agencies, and institutional networks assist in reporting and confirming infectious disease outbreaks, these formal sources of information are limited by their geographic coverage and timeliness of information flow. In ... Read more

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Foodborne illness affects 1 in 4 Americans, annually. However, only a fraction of affected individuals seek medical attention. To supplement traditional approaches to foodborne disease surveillance, researchers and public health departments are considering reports of foodborne illness on social... Read more

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HealthMap (www.healthmap.org) is a freely accessible, automated real-time system that monitors, organizes, integrates, filters, and maps online news about emerging diseases. The system performs geographic parsing (“geo-parsing”) of disease outbreaks by assigning incoming alerts to low resolution... Read more

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The success of public health campaigns in decreasing or eliminating the burden of vaccine-preventable diseases can be undermined by media content influencing vaccine hesitancy in the population. A tool for tracking and describing the ever-growing platforms for such media content can help decide... Read more

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We have previously shown that timeliness of detection is influenced both by the data source (e.g., ambulatory vs. emergency department) and demographic characteristics of patient populations (e.g., age). Because epidemic waves are thought to move outward from large cities, patient distance from... Read more

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