Leveraging Discussions on Reddit for Disease Surveillance

In recent years, individuals have been using social network sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit to discuss health-related topics. These social media platforms consequently became new avenues for research and applications for researchers, for instance disease surveillance. Reddit, in particular, can potentially provide more in-depth contextual insights compared to Twitter, and Reddit members discuss potentially more diverse topics than Facebook members. However, identifying relevant discussions remains a challenge in large datasets like Reddit.

January 21, 2018

Opioid Surveillance using Social Media: How URLs are shared among Reddit members

Nearly 100 people per day die from opioid overdose in the United States. Further, prescription opioid abuse is assumed to be responsible for a 15-year increase in opioid overdose deaths. However, with increasing use of social media comes increasing opportunity to seek and share information. For instance, 80% of Internet users obtain health information online, including popular social interaction sites like Reddit (http://www.reddit.com), which had more than 82.5 billion page views in 20153.

January 21, 2018

Improving the Quality of Data Exchange Formats in the U.S. National Tuberculosis Surveillance System

Disease surveillance systems remain the best quality systems to rely on when standardized surveillance systems provide the best data to understand disease occurrence and trends. The United States National Tuberculosis Surveillance System (NTSS) contains reported tuberculosis (TB) cases provided by all 50 states, the District of Columbia (DC), New York City, Puerto Rico, and other U.S.-affiliated jurisdictions in the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea.

January 21, 2018

Syndromic Surveillance Analysis & Interpretation

Presented January 31, 2018

 

David Swenson presented the following slides during the 2018 ISDS Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. This presentation provides a use case for developing and implementing surveillance prodocols to conduct public health monitoring, analyze data collected, and engage partners/leadership in follow-up procedures.

 

Presenter: David Swenson, AHEDD Project Manager, Infectious Disease Surveillance Section DPHS, DHHS, New Hampshire

January 26, 2019

Acute Flaccid Paralysis Surveillance System Evaluation, Ebonyi State Nigeria, 2017

Nigeria is one of the three countries in the world with ongoing wild poliovirus (WPV) transmission, alongside Afghanistan and Pakistan. Nigeria also experiences outbreaks of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2). Following the detection of WPV1 in northern Nigeria in 2016, after more than two years without WPV transmission, the country continues to implement an emergency response to the detected WPV1 and cVDPV2 strains. This resurgence of polio cases underscores the risk posee by low-level undetected transmission and the need to strengthen subnational surveillance.

January 25, 2018

Developing policy to support novel Caribbean Tourism and Health surveillance program

In January 2016, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), serving 24 Member States(MS), began executing a regional Tourism and Health program (THP), recognizing that the health of Caribbean economies is closely related to the health of its tourism industry since the Caribbean is most tourism-dependent region in the world; that tourism is vulnerable to health, safety and environmental (HSE) threats; and that travel and tourism impacted on global health security.

January 25, 2018

Improving Public Health Preparedness: Strengthening Biosurveillance Systems for Enhanced Situational Awareness

This report is designed to aid state, territorial, tribal, and local public health leaders as they improve their capacity to achieve situational awareness during a public health emergency. We intend this report to serve as a concise reference work public health leaders can use to help design and manage biosurveillance systems to be used during an anticipated public health emergency.

September 06, 2017

Syndromic Surveillance Climate and Health Guidance Document

In general, data from public health surveillance can be used for short- and long-term planning and response through retrospective data analysis of trends over time or specific events. Combining health outcome data (e.g., hospitalizations or deaths) with environmental and socio-demographic information also provides a more complete picture of most vulnerable populations. Using syndromic surveillance systems for climate and health surveillance offers the unique opportunity to help quantify and track in near-real time the burden of disease from climate and weather impacts.

September 19, 2017

CEDESAP and REDesastres network with 'One Health" surveillance approach for the sanitary risk reduction in the agricultural sector

CEDESAP-REDesastres was developed as a result of the holistic approach needed to cope increases of sanitary disaster risks by emerging and reemerging diseases animal and plant diseases with high negative impact on human health, as well as other challenges as consequences of the human activity and climate change upon the pathogen-environment interactions.

September 25, 2017

Influenza-Associated Pediatric Deaths in the United States, 2010–2015

Community influenza infection rates are highest among children. In children, influenza can cause severe illness and complications including, respiratory failure and death. Annual influenza vaccination is recommended for all persons aged ≥ 6 months. In 2004, influenza- associated deaths in children became a notifiable condition. 

Objective

To characterize and describe influenza-associated pediatric deaths in the United States over five influenza seasons, 2010–11 through 2014–15. 

July 07, 2017

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