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To describe the Caribbean Public Health Agency’s (CARPHA) Tourism and Health Information System (THiS), a web-based syndromic surveillance system to increase the capacity of Caribbean countries to monitor the health of visitors and staff in hotels, and detect potential infectious disease... Read more

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Despite the significance of disease reporting to any health system, Grenada like most countries struggle with underreporting of notifiable diseases by physicians. In order to improve the national disease surveillance system in Grenada, it is critical understand the reasons for any underreporting... Read more

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Zanzibar is comprised primarily of two large islands with a population of 1.3 million. Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) campaigns, distribution of long-lasting insecticide treated bed nets (LLINs), and use of Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDTs) have reduced Malaria prevalence from 39% in 2005 to less... Read more

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Statutory veterinary disease surveillance generally focuses on food animals with only minimal resources committed to companion animals. However, the close contact between owners and pets suggests that disease surveillance in these species could benefit both animal and human health.

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The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH), in collaboration with Yale Emerging Infections Program (EIP), receives funding to particpate in the Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet) and Foodborne Disease Centers for Outbreak Response Enhancement (FoodCORE). FoodNet is... Read more

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Deterioration of socio-economic conditions in Ukraine created a threat of the spread of communicable diseases, including vaccine preventable diseases. Children in Ukraine routinely receive two doses of the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine according to the national immunization schedule.... Read more

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This website is the home of the Suite for Automated Global Electronic bioSurveillance (SAGES) is a collection of modular, flexible, freely-available software tools for electronic disease surveillance in resource-limited settings. One or more SAGES tools may be used in concert with existing... Read more

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The international Society for Disease Surveillance has successfully brought together practitioners and researchers to share tools, ideas, and strategies to strengthen health surveillance systems. The Society has evolved from an initial focus on syndromic surveillance to a broader consideration... Read more

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The University of Washington's Center for Public Health Informatics, in collaboration with the Kitsap County Health District and the UW Clinical Informatics Research Group, has developed the Peninsula Syndromic Surveillance Information Collection System (SSIC), a complex second-generation [1,2]... Read more

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One of the first county-wide syndromic surveillance systems in the nation, the Syndromic Tracking and Reporting System (STARS) has been in operation since 11/01/2001, and now covers Hillsborough, Pinellas and Collier counties. STARS uses hospital emergency department visit data to detect... Read more

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