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The pilot near real time surveillance system ASTER, which currently monitors the French Forces in Djibouti and French Guiana [1], has been especially designed for inter-allied interoperability. This paper briefly describes the rationale of this system's interoperability framework and components... Read more

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Scientists have utilized many chief complaint (CC) classification techniques in biosurveillance including keyword search, weighted keyword search, and naïve Bayes. These techniques may utilize CC-to-syndrome or CC-to-symptom-to-syndrome classification approaches. In the former approach, we... Read more

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The 2009 H1N1 novel flu pandemic demonstrates how a rapidly spreading, contagious illness can affect the world’s population in multiple ways including health, economics, education, transportation, and national security. Pandemic disease and the threat of bio-terrorism are prompting the need for... Read more

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Real-time syndromic surveillance systems require adapted dataflow organization and tools for supporting data processing in real time, from their acquisition until the counter-measure building process. This work explores the capabilities of a specific model based architecture for fulfilling these... Read more

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The interest of medication sales data in Syndromic Surveillance is well recognized. In France, where a real-time computerized surveillance system of frequent communicable diseases based on Sentinel general practitioners (SGPs) provides since 1984 a gold standard to evaluate other indicators, it... Read more

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Real-Time Biosurveillance Program (RTBP) introduces modern surveillance technology to health departments in Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu, India. Triage data from each patient visit (basic demographics, signs, symptoms, preliminary diagnoses) is recorded on paper at health facilities. Case records... Read more

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This paper describes the synthesis of benefits and problems that French Armed Forces had to take into account for the implementation of syndromic surveillance within their epidemiological surveillance strategy.

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With the recent emphasis on public health preparedness, health departments are identifying new ways to prepare for emergencies. There has been a significant increase in the number of syndromic surveillance systems operating in recent years. These systems are based on real-time information from... Read more

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Current practices of automated case detection fall into the extremes of diagnostic accuracy and timeliness. In regards to diagnostic accuracy, electronic laboratory reporting (ELR) is at one extreme and syndromic surveillance is at the other. In regards to timeliness, syndromic surveillance can... Read more

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The ability to provide real time syndromic surveillance throughout the Capital Health Region is currently undeveloped. There are limited mechanisms for routine real time surveillance of disease or conditions of public health interest, e.g. communicable diseases, toxic exposure or injury. Toxic... Read more

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