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The use of R is increasing in the public health disease surveillance community. The ISDS pre-conference workshops and newly formed R Group for Surveillance have been well attended and continue to grow in popularity. The use of R in the National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP) has also been... Read more

Content type: Abstract

Presented November 29, 2017.

During this 60-minute session, Aaron Kite-Powell, M.S., from CDC and Wayne Loschen, M.S., from JHU-APL provide an overview of tips and tricks in ESSENCE to make it more useful for members and also answer questions regarding ESSENCE functions, capabilities and... Read more

Content type: Webinar

Syndromic surveillance is the monitoring of symptom combinations (i.e., syndromes) or other indicators within a population to inform public health actions. The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) collects emergency department (ED) data from more than 70 hospitals across Tennessee to support... Read more

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In preparation for mass gathering events, DPH conducts enhanced syndromic surveillance activities to detect potential cases of anthrax, tularemia, plague, and other potentially bioterrorism-related communicable diseases. While preparing for Saint Louis to host a Presidential Debate on October 9... Read more

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In 2016, the BioSense Platform for national syndromic surveillance made substantial enhancements including data processing changes, a national ESSENCE instance, and management tools to support diverse data sharing needs. On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse occurred over much of the United... Read more

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The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) compiled this guide for hospitals with emergency departments to aid in the submission of syndromic surveillance data to the Oregon Public Health Division’s syndromic surveillance project (Oregon ESSENCE). (We also accept urgent care data from... Read more

Content type: State Specific Implementation Guide

The new 2005 International Health Regulations (IHR), a legally binding instrument for all 194 WHO member countries, significantly expanded the scope of reportable conditions and are intended to help prevent and respond to global public health threats. SAGES aims to improve local public health... Read more

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The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene conducts enhanced surveillance using the Electronic Surveillance System for Early Notification of Community-Based Epidemics (ESSENCE). The current version of ESSENCE for the National Capital Region consists of information from multiple data... Read more

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Numerous methods have been applied to the problem of modeling temporal properties of disease surveillance data; the ESSENCE system contains a widely used approach (1). STL (2) is a flexible, wellproven method for temporal modeling that decomposes the series into frequency components. A periodic ... Read more

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The electronic surveillance system for the early notification of community-based epidemics (ESSENCE) is the web-based syndromic surveillance system utilized by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH). ESSENCE utilizes a secure, automated process for the transfer of data to... Read more

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