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The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) electronically receives both urgent care center (UCC) data and hospital emergency department (ED) data from health care facilities in 43 of its 67 counties through its Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-based Epidemics (... Read more

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In the last decade, the scope of public health (PH) surveillance has grown, and biosurveillance capacity has expanded in Duval County. In 2004, the Duval County Health Department (DCHD) implemented a standalone syndromic surveillance (SS) system which required the manual classification and entry... Read more

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Block 3 of the US Military Electronic Surveillance System for Early Notification of Community-Based Epidemics (ESSENCE) system affords routine access to multiple sources of data. These include administrative clinical encounter records in the Comprehensive Ambulatory Patient Encounter Record (... Read more

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In light of recent communicable disease outbreaks, the ability of Florida Department of HealthÕs (FDOH) syndromic surveillance system, ESSENCE-FL, to identify emergent disease outbreaks using reportable disease data and algorithms originally designed for emergency department chief complaint... Read more

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Florida Department of Health has developed a statewide syndromic surveillance system based on the Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-based Epidemics (ESSENCE). Authorized users can currently access data from the Florida Poison Information Center Network (FPICN... Read more

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Syndromic surveillance systems, although initially developed in response to bioterrorist threats, are increasingly being used at the local, state, and national level to support early identification of infectious disease and other emerging threats to public health. To facilitate detection, one of... Read more

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The DoD and VDH both maintain local ESSENCE installations to monitor the health status of their military and civilian populations, respectively, and submit syndromic surveillance data to the NSSP ESSENCE to foster data sharing and collaborative initiatives among public health entities. Military... Read more

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Cyanotoxins are unregulated, emerging contaminants that have been associated with adverse health effects, including gastroenteritis, when consumed at high levels1,2. In May and June of 2018 cyanotoxins were detected in the public drinking water system for Salem, OR at levels above Environmental... Read more

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Maryland’s electronic surveillance system for the early notification of community-based epidemics (ESSENCE) data includes emergency department visits from all acute care hospitals, over-the-counter medication sales and poison control data that cover all jurisdictions in Maryland. Maryland... Read more

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The NSSP Community of Practice hosted its 6th ESSENCE Q&A session on Monday, July 20, 2020. During the call, Aaron Kite-Powell (CDC) and Wayne Loschen (JHU-APL) provided NSSP-ESSENCE updates and answered the community's questions on ESSENCE functions and features.

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