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Biosurveillance systems typically receive free- text chief complaint and coded diagnosis data, however this data has limited specificity for notifiable disease surveillance. The Biosense System receives chief complaint and/or diagnosis data from over 360 hospitals and laboratory results from 24... Read more

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This abstract describes an Electronic Surveillance System for Infectious Disease Outbreaks used by all federal levels in Germany and comments on timelyness and comprehensiveness of informations about outbreak settings and infection sources.

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As part of the epidemiological investigation of an outbreak of Q fever in a factory in Scotland, we aimed to utilise a spatial scan statistic to aid in identification of areas associated with increased relative risk of infection.

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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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This paper describes a method to predict syndromic data for surveillance of public health using the method of recursive least squares and a new method of correcting for the day of week effect in order to have a prediction of the background upon which detections of actual events can be computed... Read more

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A common problem in syndromic surveillance using ED department data is temporary gaps in the data received from individual ED departments caused by delays in receiving the data.

Currently most syndromic surveillance systems provide information about the status of the data sources feeding... Read more

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A number of syndromic surveillance systems include tools that quickly identify potentially large disease outbreak events. However, the high falsepositive rate continues to be a problem in all of these systems. Our earlier work has showed that multi-source information fusion can improve ... Read more

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The first prototype syndromic surveillance in Japan was used during the G8 summit meeting in 2000 with two local prefectures involved. The second trial syndromic surveillance and the first internet-based surveillance used in 2002 for the Japan-Korea 2002 World Cup soccer games. Since 2002,... Read more

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Although rare in the US, the CDC reports 13-14 drinking-water-related disease outbreaks per year, affecting an average of about 1000 people. The US EPA has determined that the distribution system is the most vulnerable component of a drinking water system. Recognizing this vulnerability, water... 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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