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Bordetella pertussis infection (whooping cough) has been on the rise and the most cases in the US since 1955 were reported in 2012 (48,277 or 15.4 per 100,000). Pertussis is highly infectious and can cause serious illness in infants and children as well as adults, and in general is preventable... Read more

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Many methods to detect outbreaks currently exist, although most are ineffective in the face of real data, resulting in high false positivity. More complicated methods have better precision, but can be difficult to interpret and justify. Praedico™ is a next generation biosurveillance application... 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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