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Timeliness of information has a key role in disease reporting, and may be easily impaired by several factors affecting data entry and utilization.1 Regarding data entry, previous studies have shown that monitoring strategies, such as telephone reminders and supervision visits ensure reporting... Read more

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Standard vocabulary facilitates the routing and filtering of laboratory data to various public health programs. In 2008, Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) developed 67 Technical Implementation Guides (TIGs) that accompany each condition and contain standard codes for NNC... Read more

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The resources available in most public health departments are limited. Access to trained technical personnel and stateof-the-art computing resources are also lacking. Customizable off-the-shelf systems contribute only to creation of information silos, are expensive, and not affordable by the... Read more

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Construction of data-sharing network for public health is one of the national scientific data-sharing projects, based on the data resource that distributed at China Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC), universities, research institutes, and scientists, as well as the data from... Read more

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The primary goal of the Electronic Syndromic Surveillance system (ESSS) is to monitor trends in non-specific symptoms of illness at the community level in real time. The ESSS includes emergency department chief complaint data that are categorized into eight syndromes: respiratory,... Read more

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The HEDSS system was implemented in 2004 to monitor disease activity.1 In all, 18 of 32 emergency departments (ED) and urgent care clinic provide data. Chief complaints are routinely categorized into eight syndromes. The fever/flu syndrome is used for early detection and monitoring of influenza... Read more

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Unfortunately, confirmation and notification of all A/H1N1 (2009) patients in Japan was ceased on 24 July when the cumulative number of patients was about 5000. After that, as all suspected patients are not necessarily confirmed or reported, the only official surveillance was the sentinel... Read more

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Many studies evaluate the timeliness and accuracy of outbreak detection algorithms used in syndromic surveillance. Of greater interest, however, is defining the outcome associated with improved detection. In case of a waterborne cryptosporidiosis outbreak, public health interventions are aimed... Read more

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Real-time emergency department (ED) data from the BioSense surveillance program for ILI visits and ILI admissions provide valuable insight into disease severity that bridges gaps in traditional influenza surveillance systems that monitor ILI in outpatient settings and laboratory-confirmed... Read more

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Cryptosporidiosis is a gastrointestinal illness due to a protozoan parasite that is highly contagious, and resistant to multiple disinfectants. Utah experienced a large, community-wide outbreak of cryptosporidiosis between June and December of 2007. During this time period, the Utah Department... Read more

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