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This paper describes the development of a syndromic surveillance system in France. It is based on three different types of data: hospitals (ED visits), GPís activities (Sos Medecins), deaths certificates.

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Influenza affects millions of people and causes about 36,000 deaths in the United States each winter. Pandemics of influenza emerge at irregular intervals. National influenza surveillance is used to detect the emergence and spread of influenza virus variants and to monitor influenza-related... Read more

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Calls to NHS Direct (a national UK telephone health advice line) which may be indicative of infection show marked seasonal variation, often peaking during winter or early spring. This variation may be related to the seasonality of common viruses. There is currently no routine microbiological... Read more

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The New York State (NYS) Medicaid Program provides healthcare for 34% of the population in New York City (NYC) and 4%-20% in each of the 57 county populations up-state. Prescription data are collected through the sub-mission of claims forms to the Medicaid Program and transmitted daily to the... Read more

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Previous reports from participating facilities in North Dakota illustrated that ILI syndrome data from syndromic surveillance data, which is based on chief complaints logs, had a close correlation to the traditional ILI surveillance and that frequency slope of the ILI syndrome was also closely... Read more

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A pandemic caused by influenza A/H5N1 or another novel strain could kill millions of people and devastate economies worldwide. Recent computer simulations suggest that an emerging influenza pandemic might be contained in Southeast Asia through rapid detection, antiviral distribution, and other... 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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A comprehensive definition of a syndrome is composed of direct (911 calls, emergency departments, primary care providers, sensor, veterinary, agricultural and animal data) and indirect evidence (data from schools, drug stores, weather etc.). Syndromic surveillance will benefit from quickly... Read more

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Expectation-based scan statistics extend the traditional spatial scan statistic approach by using historical data to infer the expected counts for each spatial location, then detecting regions with higher than expected counts. Here we consider five recently proposed expectation-based statistics... Read more

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BioSense data includes Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs ambulatory care diagnoses and procedures, as well as Laboratory Corporation of America lab test orders. Data are mapped to eleven syndrome categories. SaTScan is a spatio-temporal technique that has previously been applied to... Read more

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