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Syndromic surveillance has been widely adopted as a real-time monitoring tool in early response to disease outbreaks. In order to provide real-time information on the impact of 2009 H1N1 during the Fall 2009 semester, Georgetown University (GU) and George Washington University (GWU) employed... Read more

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NC DETECT receives daily data files from emergency departments (ED), the statewide EMS data collection system, the statewide poison center, and veterinary laboratory test results. Included in these data are elements, which may contain Protected Health Information (PHI). It is the responsibility... Read more

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Surveillance of deaths due to influenza and pneumonia using death records has the potential to be a relatively inexpensive and quick approach to tracking and detecting influenza and respiratory illness outbreaks; however, presently such a system does not exist because of the time delays in... Read more

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On 12 January 2010 at 1652 hours local time, an earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale struck near the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince and created enormous devastation. Florida, as the state closest to Haiti, became an initial focal point for assisting the federal repatriation and... Read more

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The burden of asthma is a major public health issue, and of a wider interest particularly to public health practitioners, health care providers and policy makers, as well as researchers. The literature on forecasting of adverse respiratory health events like asthma attacks is limited. It is an... Read more

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PHIN-MS can send and receive data securely and automatically. It is used by many hospitals in the state(s) to send data to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC) for both our National Electronic Disease Surveillance System and our South Carolina Early... Read more

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The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) previously monitored Florida Poison Information Center (FPICN) data for timely detection of increases in carbon monoxide (CO) exposures before, during, and after hurricanes. Recent analyses have noted that CO poisonings have also increased with generator... Read more

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In November 2006, Ohioans supported a statute that set into law a requirement that all public places, and places of employment in Ohio prohibit smoking.1 The law took effect in December 2006; however, the rules for implementation were not finalized until June 2007. The primary purpose of the law... Read more

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CKD is currently the ninth leading cause of death in the United States. The prevalence of end-stage renal disease, the most severe form of CKD, has doubled in the last decade.1 Early detection and treatment of CKD is critical to slowdown the progression of the disease and to decrease the risk of... Read more

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NPDS is the only source for national surveillance data regarding human exposures to hazardous substances and their health effects. It is a near real-time surveillance system operated by the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) in cooperation with CDC’s National Center for... Read more

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