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Background: Provides a definition of eradication and of the disease: that it affects mostly children, results in paralysis in some cases and is preventable through vaccination. 

The disease is nearly eradicated, but remains in three countries, which reported 22 cases in 2017. Eradication... Read more

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Defines the current state of impact of malaria. positioning the disease as leading cause of death by disease worldwide. In last 12 years, seven million lives have been saved with a reduction of 60% in fatalities. 

The presentation draws parallels between malaria and polio eradication and... Read more

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Presentation identifies the Odisha State in eastern coastal India as a region in the country and world with exceptionally high rates of malaria infection. Odisha, which represents 3% of India’s population was reporting 40% of the nation’s malaria case. The interventions in this state are... Read more

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Influenza causes significant morbidity and mortality, with attendant costs of roughly $10 billion for treatment and up to $77 billion in indirect costs annually. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducts annual influenza surveillance, and includes measures of inpatient and... Read more

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Under leadership of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Operations, Security and Preparedness has established the Veterans Affairs Integrated Operations Center, with the goal of enhancing integration and analysis of data, and information from VA’s preparedness partners, both... Read more

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The American Health Information Community Harmonized Use Case for the Biosurveillance minimum data set (MDS) was implemented to establish data exchange between regional health information organizations (RHIOs) and the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) for accelerating situational... Read more

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Current influenza-like illness monitoring in Idaho is on the basis of syndromic surveillance using laboratory data, combined with periodic person-to-person reports collected by Idaho state workers. This system relies on voluntary reporting. Electronic medical records with relational databases... Read more

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Surveillance of deaths due to influenza and pneumonia using death records has the potential to be a relatively inexpensive and quick approach to tracking and detecting influenza and respiratory illness outbreaks; however, presently such a system does not exist because of the time delays in... Read more

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The rise and associated risks of using the internet to find sexual partners among men who have sex with men (MSM) has been noted by many researchers.1,2 The anonymity and relative ease of finding partners on the internet has facilitated casual sexual encounters that can encompass a variety of... Read more

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The HEDSS system was implemented in 2004 to monitor disease activity.1 In all, 18 of 32 emergency departments (ED) and urgent care clinic provide data. Chief complaints are routinely categorized into eight syndromes. The fever/flu syndrome is used for early detection and monitoring of influenza... Read more

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