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Public Health England (PHE) uses syndromic surveillance systems to monitor for seasonal increases in respiratory illness. Respiratory illnesses create a considerable burden on health care services and therefore identifying the timing and intensity of peaks of activity is important for public... Read more

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Zoonoses account for over 70% of emerging infectious diseases in humans. In recent years, global public health security has been threatened by zoonotic disease emergence as exemplified by outbreaks of H5N1 and H1N1 influenza, SARS, and most recently Ebola. The occurrence of a number of these... Read more

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AMR has been identified as a global threat to public health. Resistant bacteria and associated genes can move within and between populations of people and animals, making AMR a very complex and contentious issue. Credible, multi-sectoral surveillance data provide information to promote prudent... Read more

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In response to the rise in obesity rates and obesity-related healthcare costs over the past several decades, numerous organizations have implemented obesity prevention programs. The current method for evaluating the success of these programs relies largely on annual surveys such as the Centers... Read more

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Syndromic surveillance is an alternative type of public health surveillance which utilizes pre-diagnostic data sources to detect outbreaks earlier than conventional (laboratory) surveillance and monitor the progression of illnesses in populations. These systems are often noted for their ability... Read more

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Advanced cancer treatments and research have been helping reduce cancer mortality nationally and in Wisconsin. However, chronic health disparities in cancer remain a major public health concern as not all population subgroups have equal accesses to these healthcare benefits. Previous cancer... Read more

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The purpose of this document is to correlate BioSense activities (inclusive of CDC, BGG, User Community) with community defined functional priorities.

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Presented January 11, 2018.

The purpose of the event was to stimulate and facilitate constructive communication and collaboration among analytic method developers and practitioners charged with routine public health surveillance, ranging from disease outbreak surveillance to chronic... Read more

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Transparency of information on infectious disease epidemics is crucial for not only public health workers but also the residents in the communities. Traditionally, disease control departments created official websites for displaying disease maps or epi-curves with the confirmed case counts. The... Read more

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Electronic data that could be used for global health surveillance are fragmented across diseases, organizations, and countries. This fragmentation frustrates efforts to analyze data and limits the amount of information available to guide disease control actions. In fields such as biology,... Read more

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