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BioSense currently receives demographic and chief complaint data from more than 360 hospitals and text radiology reports from 36 hospitals. Detection of pneumonia is an important as several Category A bioterrorism diseases as well as avian influenza can manifest as pneumonia. Radiology text... Read more

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Syndromic surveillance can be a useful tool for the early recognition of outbreaks and trends in emergency department (ED) data. In addition, as a more timely data source than traditional disease reporting, syndromic data may also be leveraged to identify individual disease cases, increasing the... Read more

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Shigella remains highly infectious in the United States and rapid detection of Shigella outbreaks is crucial for disease control and timely public health actions. The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) implemented a Communicable Disease Electronic Surveillance System (CDESS) for local... Read more

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The Automated Hospital Emergency Department Data (AHEDD) System was designed to detect early indicators of bioterrorism and naturally occurring health risks. Initial development includes real-time data collection from four pilot hospitals, an automated syndromic surveillance application, and the... Read more

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The South Carolina (SC) Department of Health and Environmental Control uses multiple surveillance systems to monitor influenza activity from October to May of each year, including participating in the U.S. Influenza Sentinel Providers Surveillance Network. A percentage of influenza-like-illness... Read more

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In disease surveillance, an outbreak is often present in more than one data type. If each data type is analyzed separately rather than combined, the statistical power to detect an outbreak may suffer because no single data source captures all the individuals in the outbreak. Researchers, thus,... Read more

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Disease surveillance provides essential information for control and response planning1. Emergency Room (ER) syndromic surveillance data can help to identify changes in disease incidence and affected group thereby providing valuable additional time for public health interventions1. The current... Read more

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The United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) has developed a prototype contamination warning system (CWS) for drinking water in response to Homeland Security Presidential Directive 9 (HSPD9). The goal of HSPD9 and the CWS is to expedite contamination containment and emergency... Read more

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Early Aberration Reporting System (EARS, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, EARS Program, MS C-18, Atlanta, GA, USA) is a freeware surveillance tool that can be downloaded from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s website (http://emergency.cdc.gov/surveillance/ears/). It... Read more

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The Early Aberration Reporting System was developed at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help assist local and state health officials to focus limited resources on appropriate activities of public health surveillance. Outbreaks of
infectious diseases are indicated in... Read more

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