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The 2010 NATO DSS experiment was the second deployment of the French ‘Alerte et Surveillance en Temps Re´el’ (ASTER) system within a multinational armed task force in real operational conditions. This experiment was scheduled within the ASTER evaluation program, as constructed by French and NATO... Read more

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Presented November 8, 2011

Charlie Ishikawa, MSPH, the Associate Director of Public Health Programs at ISDS, gives an introduction and project overview of the new ISDS Meaningful Use initiative. Watch this video to learn more about the new project and to find different ways to become... Read more

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The illegal wildlife trade is a multi-faceted, clandestine industry that has led to the disruption of fragile ecosystems, facilitated the spread of pathogens, and has led to the emergence of novel infectious diseases in humans, domestic animals, and native wildlife(1, 2). The trade is as diverse... Read more

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A new TB case can be classified as: 1) a source case for transmission leading to other, secondary active TB cases; 2) a secondary case, resulting from recent transmission; or 3) an isolated case, uninvolved in recent transmission (i.e. neither source nor recipient). Source and secondary cases... Read more

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Immigrants and refugees are required to undergo tuberculosis (TB) screening before entering the United States (US)(1). Nearly 700 overseas panel physicians designated by the US Department of State, perform these screenings (2). Over 450,000 new immigrants and nearly 80,000 refugees arrive in the... Read more

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Emerging event detection is the process of automatically identifying novel and emerging ideas from text with minimal human intervention. With the rise of social networks like Twitter, topic detection has begun leveraging measures of user influence to identify emerging events. Twitter's highly... Read more

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The time series of syphilis cases has been studied at the country and state level at the yearly basis, and it has been found that syphilis has a periodicity of approximately 10 years. However, to inform prevention efforts, it is important to understand the short term dynamics of disease activity... Read more

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Time series data involving counts are frequently encountered in many biomedical and public health applications. For example, in disease surveillance, the occurrence of rare infections over time is often monitored by public health officials, and the time series data collected can be used for the... Read more

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In 2010, as rules for the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Electronic Heatlh Record (EHR) Incentive Programs (Meaningful Use)(1), were finalized, ISDS became aware of a trend towards new EHR systems capturing or sending emergency department (ED) chief complaint (CC) data as structured variables... Read more

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Syndromic surveillance uses syndrome (a specific collection of clinical symptoms) data that are monitored as indicators of a potential disease outbreak. Advanced surveillance systems have been implemented globally for early detection of infectious disease outbreaks and bioterrorist attacks.... Read more

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