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Shootings with multiple victims are a concern for public safety and public health. The precise impact of such events and the trends associated with them is dependent on which events are counted. Some reports only consider events with multiple deaths, typically four or more, while other reports... Read more

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Mass gatherings can result in morbidity and mortality from communicable and non-communicable diseases, injury, and bioterrorism. Therefore, it is important to identify event-related visits as opposed to community-related visits when conducting public health surveillance. Previous mass gatherings... Read more

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At the Governor’s Opioid Addiction Crisis Datathon in September 2017, a team of Booz Allen data scientists participated in a two-day hackathon to develop a prototype surveillance system for business users to locate areas of high risk across multiple indicators in the State of Virginia. We... Read more

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Early detection of heroin overdose clusters is important in the current battle against the opioid crisis to effectively implement prevention and control measures. The New York State syndromic surveillance system collects hospital emergency department (ED) visit data, including visit time, chief... Read more

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Traditionally, surveillance systems for dengue and other infectious diseases locate each individual case by home address, aggregate these locations to small areas, and monitor the number of cases in each area over time. However, human mobility plays a key role in dengue transmission, especially... Read more

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Materials associated with the Analytic Solutions for Real-Time Biosurveillance: Reportable Disease Cluster Detection in the Context of Sporadic Adoption of PCR-based Diagnostic Tests consultancy call held May 3, at 12 pm ET.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) uses the National Poison Data System (NPDS) to conduct surveillance of calls to United States poison centers (PCs) to identify clusters of reports of hazardous exposures and illnesses. NPDS stores basic information from PC calls including call... Read more

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Identifying, solving, and stopping foodborne outbreaks in the U.S. requires the collaboration and coordination of multiple federal agencies and centers as well as state and local authorities. FDA’s Coordinated Outbreak Response and Evaluation (CORE) Network is responsible for outbreak... Read more

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) uses the National Poison Data System (NPDS) to conduct surveillance of calls to United States PCs. PCs provide triage and treatment advice for hazardous exposures through a free national hotline. Information on demographics, health effects,... Read more

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Since the majority of emerging infectious diseases over the past several decades have been zoonotic, animal health surveillance is now recognized as a key element in predicting public health risks. Surveillance of animal populations can provide important early warnings of emerging threats to... Read more

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