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This syndrome attempts to capture acute GSW hospital visits and was developed based on existing syndromes shared by the community of practice in this forum post: https://www.healthsurveillance.org/forums/Posts.aspx?topic=1452124
This syndrome attempts to capture acute GSW emergency... Read more

Content type: Syndrome

This syndrome attempts to capture Opioid, Cocaine and Meth Injection Drug Use hospital visits. The syndrome was developed using NSSP ESSNECE and evaluated on Maricopa County emergency department and inpatient data. Fields used in ESSENCE include Admit Reason Combo, Cheif Complaint History and... Read more

Content type: Syndrome
Why the syndrome was created? This syndrome was created to track falling related emergency room visits.  Syndromic surveillance system (e.g., ESSENCE, R STUDIO, RODS, etc.) ESSENCE  Data sources the syndrome was used on (e.g., Emergency room, EMS, Air Quality, etc.) Patient Location (Full Details... Read more
Content type: Syndrome

The 2017-2018 influenza season was the first to be classified as "high severity" across all age groups since 2003.1 Influenza-like illness (ILI) peaked at 7.5%, the highest since the 2009 pandemic.1 It was also the longest season in recent history, coming in at or above the national baseline for... Read more

Content type: Success Stories

This syndrome was designed to capture rabies PEP visits and animal bites (excluding insect, human, snake, arachnid, and fish bites).

The query is designed using ESSENCE syntax (from the query portal)

The query is designed to be run against emergency department and urgent care... Read more

Content type: Syndrome

Why was the syndrome created?

This is a Syndrome Definition Committee community-developed syndrome definition for mental health conditions likely to increase in emergency department frequency during and after natural or human-caused disaster events. This syndrome definition attempts to... Read more

Content type: Syndrome

In winter, people are at risk for cold-related illness (CRI) such as hypothermia. Deaths coded as weather-related from 2006 through 2010 showed exposure to excessive cold as the leading cause of weather-related deaths in the United States.1 Therefore, the National Syndromic Surveillance Program... Read more

Content type: Success Stories

Wisconsin experienced severe flooding from August 17 to September 20, 2018. This flood caused an estimated $232 million in damage and affected 21 counties. Floods can have negative health impacts on a population, such as increased skin infections, communicable diseases, gastroenteritis, and... Read more

Content type: Success Stories

Data latency limited the Alabama Department of Public Health’s (ADPH) ability torecognize and respond quickly to public health threats. Despite ADPH’s request that 95% of syndromic surveillance (SyS) data be submitted to ESSENCE* within 24 hours of a visit, some facilities were slow to process... Read more

Content type: Success Stories

Mass gatherings—defined as events attended by a sufficient number of people to strain the planning and response resources of the host state—pose unique surveillance challenges. Attendees can be at greater (or high) risk for injuries due to event activities or volume of people in an unstructured... Read more

Content type: Success Stories

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