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Effective responses to epidemics of infectious diseases hinge not only on early outbreak detection, but also on an assessment of disease severity. In recent work, we combined previously developed ARI case-detection algorithms (CDA) [1] with text analyses of chest imaging reports to identify ARI... Read more

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Modern biosurveillance relies on multiple sources of both prediagnostic and diagnostic data, updated daily, to discover disease outbreaks. Intrinsic to this effort are two assumptions: (1) the data being analyzed contain early indicators of a disease outbreak and (2) the outbreaks to be detected... Read more

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Modern surveillance systems use statistical process control (SPC) charts such as Cumulative Sum and Exponentially Weighted Moving Average charts for monitoring daily counts of such quantities as ICD-9 codes from ED visits, sales of medications, and doctors’ office visits. The working assumption... Read more

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