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This study uses data on births in New York City between 2000-2005 to investigate the spatial pattern of birthweight and gestation, two primary risk factors for infant mortality. The analysis uses SatScan to perform normal-distribution cluster detection after controlling for individual-level... Read more

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Objective: To enable improved health surveillance and clinical decision support within ambulatory Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems.

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Syndromic surveillance has traditionally been used by public health to supplement mandatory disease reporting. The use of chief complaints as a data source is common for early event detection. Though some public health syndromic surveillance systems allow individual hospitals to view their own... Read more

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Malaria, major leading cause of morbidity and mortality in third world countries has been successfully eliminated from Jamaica since 1965. This, however, is being constantly challenged by lack of sustained vector control activities increased movement of global travellers to and from endemic... Read more

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While several authors have advocated wavelets for biosurveillance, there are few published wavelet method evaluations using real syndromic data. Goldenberg et al. performed an analysis using wavelet predictions as a way of detecting a simulated anthrax outbreak. The commercial RODS application... Read more

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Objective. This paper describes Project Argus, a novel foreign biological event detection and tracking system.

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The Los Angeles County (LAC) Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Unit has made significant progress in automating the syndromic surveillance system. The surveillance system receives electronic data on a daily basis from different hospital information systems, then standardizes and generates... Read more

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To measure the impact, within administrative geographic areas, of household income on rates of visits due influenza and RSV among children using real-time syndromic surveillance.

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The 2003 outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in Taiwan provided accelerated us to develop the most timely surveillance system1. Taipei, a metropolitan with many travelers annually, requires the earliest warningand immediate responses once novel agents would attack. Considering... Read more

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The objectives of the two day International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS) funded consultation were to develop expert, consensus-based recommendations that address specific, unanswered questions that hinder advances in cross border syndromic surveillance. The consultation included a... Read more

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