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LHDs are operating in a changing data environment. As household telephone use declines, national surveys are not sampling large enough populations to report representative local health statistics. As a result, reliable indicators from surveys such as the Behavioral Risk Factors Surveillance... Read more

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Traditional surveillance systems only capture a fraction of the estimated 48 million yearly cases of foodborne illness in the United States due to few affected individuals seeking medical care and lack of reporting to appropriate authorities. Non-traditional disease surveillance approaches could... Read more

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Pertussis (i.e., whooping cough) is on the rise in the US. To implement effective prevention and treatment strategies, it is critical to conduct timely contact tracing and evaluate people who may have come into contact with an infected person. We describe a collaborative effort between... Read more

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Lessons learned from the 2009 influenza pandemic have driven many changes in the standards and practices of respiratory disease surveillance worldwide. In response to the needs for timely information sharing of emerging respiratory pathogens (1), the DoD Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (... Read more

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In development for over fourteen years, ESSENCE is a disease surveillance system utilized by public health stakeholders at city, county, state, regional, national, and global levels. The system was developed by a team from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) with... Read more

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The East African Community (EAC) is the regional intergovernmental organization of the Republics of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, the United Republic of Tanzania, and the Republic of Uganda, with its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania. The East African Community (www.eac.int) is implementing the “One... Read more

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Since the release of anthrax in October of 2001, there has been increased interest in developing efficient prospective disease surveillance schemes. Poisson CUSUM is a control chart-based method that has been widely used to detect aberrations in disease counts in a single region collected over... Read more

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The PLOS Disease Forecasting and Surveillance Channel debuted on November 28, bringing together two related but distinct research communities – disease forecasting and syndromic surveillance. The Channel features research and commentary from PLOS journals and the broader literature. Explore... Read more

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Multiple surveillance activities have been conducted in Great Britain (GB) with the objective of estimating the occurrence of scrapie, a fatal neurological infectious disease of small ruminants: statutory reporting of clinical cases, annual surveys on sections of the population and occasional... Read more

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In response to the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001, the NH Department of Health and Human Services (NH DHHS) engaged state and external partners in the design of an early warning surveillance system to support bioterrorism and emergency preparedness. Initially, NH DHHS began collecting... Read more

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