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Surveillance of influenza in the US, UK and other countries is based primarily on measures of influenza-like illness (ILI), through a combination of syndromic surveillance systems, however, this method may not capture the full spectrum of illness or the total burden of disease. Care seeking... Read more

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A significant amount of resources and effort have been recently invested in syndromic surveillance systems. However, how these systems complement or compare with traditional public health surveillance systems, such as outbreak reporting, is not clear.  

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In 2004, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) partnered with the Regenstrief Institute to begin collecting syndromic data from 14 ED’s to monitor bioterrorism-related events and other public health emergencies. Today, Indiana’s public health emergency surveillance system (PHESS)... Read more

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In Tanzania, cancer is recognized as a serious health care problem (ORCI, 2008) and is one of the major causes of mortality, morbidity, and disease burden. Tanzania with a population of 42.5 million people, it was estimated that 21,000 new cancer cases occur each year (Ferlay et al., 2008), out... Read more

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The Voronoi Based Scan (VBScan)[1] is a fast method for the detection and inference of point data set space-time disease clusters. A Voronoi diagram is built for points representing population individuals (cases and controls). The number of Voronoi cells boundaries intercepted by the line... Read more

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State laws mandate clinicians and laboratories to report occurrences of reportable diseases to public health entities. For this purpose, a set of case-reporting specifications are published and maintained by public health departments. There are several problems with the existing case-reporting ... Read more

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Little was known about the maternal and fetal/infant effects of Zika infection before the 2015 outbreak in the Americas, which made it challenging for public health practitioners and clinicians to care for pregnant women and infants exposed to Zika. In 2016, CDC implemented a rapid surveillance... Read more

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This syndrome was created using BioSense 2.0 phpMyAdmin and later transitioned to ESSENCE. The syndrome queries chief complaint and discharge diagnosis fields. The Maricopa County data include emergency room and inpatient visits.

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This syndrome was created as a part of the Arizona Arboviral Syndrome Surveillance Project, which includes bi-weekly monitoring of syndromic data to enhance traditional surveillance. The syndrome was initially created using BioSesne 2.0 phpMyAdmin and later transitioned to ESSENCE.

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This syndrome was created as a part of the Arboviral Syndromic Surveillance Project in Arizona, which includes bi-weekly monitoring of syndromic data to enhance traditional arboviral surveillance. The syndrome was developed using BioSense 2.0 phpMyAdmin and later transitioned to ESSENCE. The... Read more

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