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The EPA Water Security initiative contamination warning system (CWS) detection strategy involves the use of multiple monitoring and surveillance components for timely detection of drinking water contamination in the distribution system. The public health surveillance (PHS) component of the... Read more

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The Office of the Medical Examiner (OME) is a statewide system for investigation of sudden and unexpected death in Utah. OME, in the Utah Department of Health (UDOH), certified over 2000 of the 13,920 deaths in Utah in 2008. 

Information from OME death investigations is currently stored... Read more

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Previous reports have demonstrated the media’s influence on emergency departments (ED) visits in situations such as dramatized acetaminophen overdose, media report of celebrity suicides, television public announcements for early stroke care and cardiac visits following President Clinton’s heart... Read more

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The HL7 messaging standard, version two that was implemented by most vendors and public health agencies did not resolve all systems’ interoperability problems. Design and tool implementation for automated machine-testing messages may resolve many of those problems. This task also has critical... Read more

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Group A Streptococcal (GAS) pharyngitis, the most common bacterial cause of acute pharyngitis, causes more than half a billion cases annually worldwide. Treatment with antibiotics provides symptomatic benefit and reduces complications, missed work days and transmission. Physical examination ... Read more

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The EPA Water Security initiative contamination warning system detection strategy involves the use of multiple monitoring and surveillance components for timely detection of drinking water contamination in the distribution system. The public health surveillance (PHS) component of the... Read more

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The summer of 2010 in Maryland was characterized by unusually high temperatures. This type of increased and prolonged heat can potentially make residents sick, and extreme exposure can even kill people at highest risk. Numerous deaths throughout the state were attributed to this heat wave. The... Read more

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Given the periodic nature of influenza activity, it is important to develop visualization tools that enable enhanced decision-making. User-Centered Design is a set of software development methodologies that primarily employ user needs to develop applications. Similarly, Usability Heuristics... Read more

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Illnesses like infections, cold, influenza and so on in type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) patients, can compromise the daily patient administered diabetes treatment. This in turn may result in fluctuating blood glucose concentrations, especially hyperglycemia for prolonged periods, which over time... Read more

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On January 12, 2010, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti, killing 4230 000 persons and placing an estimated 1.5 million into internally displaced persons (IDP) camps. IDPs are at increased risk for communicable diseases resulting from unhealthy living conditions. The Haitian Ministry of ... Read more

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