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Evaluation and strengthening of biosurveillance systems is acomplex process that involves sequential decision steps, numerous stakeholders, and requires accommodating multiple and conflicting objectives. Biosurveillance evaluation, the initiating step towards biosurveillance strengthening, is a... Read more

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The National Biosurveillance Integration Center (NBIC) has the responsibility to integrate, analyze, and share the nation’s biosurveillance information provided from capabilities distributed across public and private sectors. The integration of information enables early warning and shared... Read more

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HealthMap, a team of researchers, epidemiologists and software developers at Boston Children's Hospital founded in 2006, is an established global leader in utilizing online informal sources for disease outbreak monitoring and real-time surveillance of emerging public health threats. The freely... Read more

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Next-generation software environments for disease surveillance will need to have several important characteristics, among which are collaboration and search and discovery features, access to various data sets, and a variety of analytic methods. However, perhaps the most important feature is the... Read more

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For a number of years, the federal government has provided biosurveillance in various domains within different departments and agencies. Congress recognized the need for a means of integrating these separate information sources into a more useable resource by chartering NBIC within the... Read more

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Multiple data sources are used in a variety of biosurveillance systems. With the advent of new technologies, globalization, high performance computing, and "big data" opportunities, there are seemingly unlimited potential data streams that could be useful in biosurveillance. Data streams have... Read more

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Disease surveillance data often has an underlying network structure (e.g. for outbreaks which spread by person-to-person contact). If the underlying graph structure is known, detection methods such as GraphScan (1) can be used to identify an anomalous subgraph which might be indicative of an... Read more

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In September, 2015, Nigeria was delisted from the list of polio endemic countries globally. To be certified polio free, the country must attain and maintain certification standard Acute Flaccid Paralysis(AFP) surveillance for additional two-years. In Oyo State, no case of Wild Polio Virus (WPV)... Read more

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The National Biosurveillance Integration Center (NBIC) has the responsibility to integrate, analyze, and share the nation’s biosurveillance information provided from capabilities distributed across public and private sectors. The integration of information enables early warning and shared... Read more

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The National Strategy for Biosurveillance promotes a national effort to improve early detection and enable ongoing situational awareness of all-hazards threats. Implicit in the Strategy’s implementation plan is the need to upgrade capabilities and integrate multiple disparate data sources,... Read more

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