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While early event detection systems aim to detect disease outbreaks before traditional means, following up on the many alerts generated by these systems can be time-consuming and a drain on limited resources.

Authorized users at local, regional and state levels in North Carolina rely on... Read more

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NC DETECT is the Web-based early event detection and timely public health surveillance system in the North Carolina Public Health Information Network. The reporting system also provides broader public health surveillance reports for emergency department visits related to hurricanes, injuries,... Read more

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Every year the United States generates close to 300 million scrap tires. Due to their high energygenerating capacity, tires can be used as a fuel source (tire-derived fuel, or TDF). In 2006 a paper mill located less than 3 miles from the Vermont border received a permit to conduct a 2-week test... Read more

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Clinical and public health microbiology laboratories of the world are a rich, underutilized resource in monitoring the changing epidemiology of microbial populations worldwide. Two areas of public health importance in which effective use of relevant local data are critical include: 1. guiding... Read more

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The National Poison Data System (NPDS) is maintained and operated by the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) for the analysis, visualization, and reporting of call data from all 61 regional poison centers (PCs) in cooperation with CDC's National Center for Environmental Health... Read more

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One of the emerging priorities for the use of syndromic surveillance is for the monitoring of environmental health conditions. Heat-related illness (HRI) is of growing public health importance, particularly with climate change and anticipated increased frequency of heat waves. High ambient... Read more

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Under a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the DC DOH established the Environmental Public Health Tracking Program (EPHTP) to monitor specific environmental and public health indicators and to investigate any potential links for the purpose of guiding policy... Read more

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Rhode Island implemented the Real-time Outbreak and Disease Surveillance (RODS) system, developed in 1999 by the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Biomedical Informatics. This system is based on real-time information from hospital emergency departments that is transmitted and analyzed... Read more

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Real-time disease surveillance is critical for early detection of the covert release of a biological threat agent (BTA). Numerous software applications have been developed to detect emerging disease clusters resulting from either naturally occurring phenomena or from occult acts of bioterrorism... Read more

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It is well known that diabetic patients are particularly sensitive to infections however no robust diagnostic test for the early detection of infection has been developed to date. Glucose levels  would be an ideal indicator, since diabetics measure their blood glucose (BG) on a daily basis along... Read more

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