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Healthcare data, including emergency department (ED) and outpatient health visit data, are potentially useful to the public health community for multiple purposes, including programmatic and surveillance activities. These data are collected through several mechanisms, including administrative... Read more

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In September, 2015, Nigeria was delisted from the list of polio endemic countries globally. To be certified polio free, the country must attain and maintain certification standard Acute Flaccid Paralysis(AFP) surveillance for additional two-years. In Oyo State, no case of Wild Polio Virus (WPV)... Read more

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Annually sporadic cases of tularemia in humans are registered in Ukraine and new enzootic areas are found. Monitoring of tularemia natural foci is important given the potential significant financial losses in case of tularemia outbreaks and taken into account that this pathogen can be used as a... Read more

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Evaluation and strengthening of biosurveillance systems is acomplex process that involves sequential decision steps, numerous stakeholders, and requires accommodating multiple and conflicting objectives. Biosurveillance evaluation, the initiating step towards biosurveillance strengthening, is a... Read more

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Multiple agencies are involved in global disease surveillance and coordination of activities is essential to achieve broad public health impact. Multiple examples of effective and collaborative initiatives exist. The WHO/AFRO developed Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR)... Read more

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Zika virus was declared an international public health emergency by the World Health Organization on February 1, 2016. With Georgia hosting the world’s busiest international airport and a sub- tropical climate that can support the primary Zika virus vector, Aedes aegypti, and secondary vector,... Read more

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Characteristics and conditions of backyard production systems (BPS) transform them into potential maintainers of priority zoonotic agents, like Salmonella spp., highly important agent because of its impact in animal and public health. 

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Firearm violence is an issue of public health concern leading to more than 30,000 deaths and 80,000 nonfatal injuries in the United States annually. To date, firearm-related studies among Veterans have focused primarily on suicide and attempted suicide. Herein, we examine firearm violence among... Read more

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Identifying, solving, and stopping foodborne outbreaks in the U.S. requires the collaboration and coordination of multiple federal agencies and centers as well as state and local authorities. FDA’s Coordinated Outbreak Response and Evaluation (CORE) Network is responsible for outbreak... Read more

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Immunization is one of the safest and most effective interventions to prevent disease and early child death. Although, about three quarters of the world’s child population is reached with the required vaccines, only half of the children in Sub-Saharan Africa get access to basic immunization. A... Read more

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