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In North Carolina, select hospital emergency departments have been submitting data since 2003 for use in syndromic surveillance. These data are collected, stored, and parsed into syndrome categories by the North Carolina Emergency Department Database. The fever with rash illness syndrome is... Read more

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Syndromic surveillance of emergency department (ED) visit data is often based on computer algorithms which assign patient chief complaints (CC) and ICD code data to syndromes. The triage nurse note (NN) has also been used for surveillance. Previously we developed an “NGram” classifier for... Read more

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Public health surveillance systems are constantly facing challenges of epidemics and shortage in the health care workforce. These challenges are more pronounced in developing countries, which bear the greatest burden of disease and where new pathogens are more likely to emerge, old ones to... Read more

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A U.S. Department of Defense program is underway to assess health surveillance in resource-poor settings and to evaluate the Early Warning Outbreak Reporting System. This program has included several information-gathering trips, including a trip to Lao PDR in September, 2006.


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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention BioSense has developed chief complaint (CC) and ICD9 sub syndrome classifiers for the major syndromes for early event detection and situational awareness. The prevalence of these sub-syndromes in the emergency department population and the ... Read more

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Recent years' informatics advances have increased availability of various sources of health-monitoring information to agencies responsible for disease surveillance. These sources differ in clinical relevance and reliability, and range from streaming statistical indicator evidence to outbreak... Read more

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In 2017, the National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP) continued to expand as a national scope data source with over 6,500 facilities registered on the BioSense Platform, including 4,000 active, 1,800 onboarding, and 700 planned or inactive facilities. 2,086 of the active facilities are... Read more

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There exists no standard set of syndromes for syndromic surveillance, and available syndromic case definitions demonstrate substantial heterogeneity of findings constituting the definition. Many syndromic case definitions require the presence of a syndromic finding (e.g., cough or diarrhea) and... Read more

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In 2004, the NSW Public Health Real-time Emergency Department Surveillance System operating in and around Sydney, Australia signalled a large-scale increase in Emergency Department (ED) visits for gastrointestinal illness (GI). A subsequent alarming state-wide rise in institutional... Read more

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In Montreal, notifiable diseases are reported to the Public Health Department (PHD). Of 44, 250 disease notifications received in 2009, up to 25% had potential address errors. These can be introduced during transcription, handwriting interpretation and typing at various stages of the process, ... Read more

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