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On January 12, 2010, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti, killing 4230 000 persons and placing an estimated 1.5 million into internally displaced persons (IDP) camps. IDPs are at increased risk for communicable diseases resulting from unhealthy living conditions. The Haitian Ministry of ... Read more

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Syndromic surveillance has been widely adopted as a real-time monitoring tool in early response to disease outbreaks. In order to provide real-time information on the impact of 2009 H1N1 during the Fall 2009 semester, Georgetown University (GU) and George Washington University (GWU) employed... Read more

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In November 2006, Ohioans supported a statute that set into law a requirement that all public places, and places of employment in Ohio prohibit smoking.1 The law took effect in December 2006; however, the rules for implementation were not finalized until June 2007. The primary purpose of the law... Read more

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The Duval County Health Department (DCHD) serves a community of over one million people in Jacksonville, FL, USA. Each year, DCHD Epidemiology Program reports an average of 1133 (4-year average) notifiable diseases and conditions (NDC) with the exception of STD/HIV, TB, and viral hepatitis.... Read more

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Approximately 100,000 New York City (NYC) residents are currently diagnosed with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection.1 Routine monitoring and treatment, where indicated, are necessary to reduce HBV disease progression. Using the 2017 European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) 2... Read more

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In 2017, FL Department of Health (DOH) became one of thirty-two states plus Washington, D.C funded by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) under the ESOOS program. One of the objectives of this funding was to increase the timeliness of reporting on non-fatal opioid overdoses... Read more

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This study uses data from the New Jersey syndromic surveillance system (EpiCenter) as a data source to enhance surveillance of current non-fatal occupational injuries, illnesses, and poisonings. EpiCenter was originally developed for early detection and monitoring of the health of communities... Read more

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Since 2015, CDC’s Division of Health Informatics and Surveillance staff have conducted evaluations to provide information on the utility, functionality, usability and user satisfaction associated with the National Syndromic Surveillance Program’s BioSense Platform tools. The BioSense... Read more

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State and local jurisdictions have been exploring the use of SyS data to monitor suspected drug overdose outbreaks in their communities. With the increasing awareness and use of SyS systems, staff from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) worked to develop several queries that... Read more

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An important goal of surveillance is to inform public health interventions that aim to reduce the burden of disease in the population. Ensuring accuracy of results is paramount to achieving this goal. However, science is currently facing a reproducibility crisis where researchers have found it... Read more

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