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After the SARS outbreak in 2003, Beijing established Fever Clinics in major hospitals for the early detection of potential respiratory disease outbreaks. The data collection in Fever Clinics contains the basic patient information, body temperature, cough, and breath condition, as well as a... Read more

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The intrinsic variability that exists in the cases counting data for aggregated-area maps amounts to a corresponding uncertainty in the delineation of the most likely cluster found by methods based on the spatial scan statistics [3]. If this cluster turns out to be statistically significant it... Read more

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Current syndromic surveillance systems run multiple simultaneous univariate procedures, each focused on detecting an outbreak in a single data stream. Multivariate procedures have the potential to better detect some types of outbreaks, but most of the existing methods are directionally invariant... Read more

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The ability to estimate and characterize the burden of disease on a population is important for all public health events, including extreme heat events. Preparing for such events is critical to minimize the associated morbidity and mortality [1, 2]. Since there are delays in obtaining hospital... Read more

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Public Health England uses data from four national syndromic surveillance systems to support public health programmes and identify unusual activity. Each system monitors a wide range of respiratory, gastrointestinal and other syndromes at a local, regional and national level. As a result, over... Read more

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Spatial scan finds the most anomalous region that has shown increase in observed counts when compared to the expected baseline. As there can be infinitely many regions to search for, most state-of-the-art algorithms assumes a specific shape of the attack region (circles for Kulldorff and... Read more

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INDICATOR is a multi-stream open source platform for biosurveillance and outbreak detection, currently focused on Champaign County in Illinois. It has been in production since 2008 and is currently receiving data from emergency department, patient advisory nurse, outpatient convenient care... Read more

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Since November 2014, the Houston Health Department has been receiving antimicrobial resistance information for Streptococcus pneumoniae from a safety net hospital via electronic laboratory reporting (ELR). Antimicrobial characteristics and vaccination rates of pneumococcal disease are of public... Read more

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Early warning systems must not always rely on geographical proximity for modeling the spread of contagious diseases. Instead, graph structures such as airways or social networks are more adequate in those situations. Nodes, associated to cities, are linked by means of edges, which represent... Read more

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Syndromic surveillance systems use electronic health-related data to support near-real time disease surveillance. Over the last 10 years, the use of ILI syndromes defined from emergency department (ED) data has become an increasingly accepted strategy for public health influenza surveillance at... Read more

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