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While HCV infections are associated with substantial morbidity and mortality in the United States, deaths due to HCV may not be detected well in Utah’s surveillance system. New interferon-free drugs for HCV can result in virologic cure with limited side effects, but treatment is expensive. It... Read more

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The costs of addressing specific needs to improve surveillance systems in sub-Saharan Africa are often unknown. For centuries meningococcal meningitis epidemics have occurred every few years in the Sahelian and sub-sahel regions of Africa also referred to as the “African meningitis belt”. A... Read more

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Since April 2012, an integrated syndromic surveillance system in rural China (ISSC) has been established in health facilities in two rural counties of Jiangxi Province, China [1]. The objective of ISSC is to integrate syndromic surveillance with conventional case report system for the early... Read more

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Since the adoption of antibiotics in the early 20th century, a plethora of clinical pathogens have acquired resistance to one or more modern-day antibiotics. This has resulted in antimicrobial resistance (AMR) being recognized as a severe threat to human and animal health worldwide. Recent work... Read more

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All positive laboratory tests of reportable conditions on persons residing in New York State (NYS) are mandated to be sent to the NYS Department of Health (NYSDOH) via ECLRS. NYS, excluding New York City (NYC), receives over 100,000 ECLRS messages on general communicable diseases (CD) and... Read more

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Timeliness of reports sent by laboratories and providers is a continuous challenge for disease surveillance and management. Public health organizations often collect communicable disease reports with various degrees of timeliness raising the concern about the delay in patient information... Read more

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Dengue is a major cause of morbidity in Thailand. Annual outbreaks of varying sizes provide a particular challenge to the public health system because treatment of severe cases requires significant resources. Advanced warning of increases in incidence could help public health authorities... Read more

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Preventing communicable disease spread is a primary objective for public health (PH). Reaching contagious people in a timely manner is essential to limit disease spread. Notifying patients of their infectious status also serves as an official reminder of social and legal responsibilities. The... Read more

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"The UPMC Center for Health Security developed the Infectious Disease Cost Calculator (IDCC) to provide new national and global estimates of the economic burden of infectious diseases. Cost data provided by the IDCC can inform decisions about investments in preventing and controlling infectious... Read more

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The burdens of poverty and disease continue to affect the livelihoods of pastoralists in Tanzania. Their knowledge of seasons and the ecosystems has evolved over years to manage human and animal health problems, including food insecurity. But, both local and global factors are putting pressure... Read more

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