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Road Traffic Injury is common cause of unintentional injury globally and Low and middle income countries account for 90%of 1.3 million Road Traffic Injury (RTI) deaths. In Africa region, Nigeria accounts for 25% of RTI mortality but has no comprehensive and reliable RTI surveillance system. Data... Read more

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This report is designed to aid state, territorial, tribal, and local public health leaders as they improve their capacity to achieve situational awareness during a public health emergency. We intend this report to serve as a concise reference work public health leaders can use to help design and... Read more

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CEDESAP-REDesastres was developed as a result of the holistic approach needed to cope increases of sanitary disaster risks by emerging and reemerging diseases animal and plant diseases with high negative impact on human health, as well as other challenges as consequences of the human activity... Read more

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A major drawback in disability prevention and rehabilitation in Sri Lanka is the lack of complete, accurate and timely data. National disability surveys conducted as a part of the decennial census lack complete and scientifically accurate information. Further, Sri Lanka has no established... Read more

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There is a saying in EMS that if you've "seen one EMS system, then you've seen one EMS system". Many EMS systems have good or even great data for surveillance and research, but while there are some standards developing for EMS data formats and sharing, very few systems have the capability to... Read more

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Nearly 100 people per day die from opioid overdose in the United States. Further, prescription opioid abuse is assumed to be responsible for a 15-year increase in opioid overdose deaths. However, with increasing use of social media comes increasing opportunity to seek and share information. For... Read more

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This paper describes the issues associated with the creation of a statewide emergency department syndromic surveillance system, part of the South Carolina Aberration Alerting Network (SCAAN), in a predominately rural state.

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Syndromic surveillance is the surveillance of healthrelated data that precedes diagnosis to detect a disease outbreak or other health related event that warrants a public health response. Though syndromic surveillance is typically utilized to detect infectious disease outbreaks, its utility to... Read more

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Nationally, deaths due to opioid overdose have continually increased for the past 15 years . Deaths specifically related to heroin increased more than four-fold between 2002 and 2014. Hospital inpatient discharge data provide information on non-fatal overdoses, but include a significant lag in... Read more

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Stemming from the 2014-6 Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak, community event based surveillance (CEBS) was implemented in Sierra Leone using community health workers to generate alerts for trigger events suggestive of EVD transmission. Through September 30, 2015 (last month of active EVD... Read more

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