Timely Public Health Intervention and Vectorborne Response Planning

The OKC-Co Health Department deployed a phased vectorborne response plan to address multiple diseases, including Zika Virus and West Nile Virus. This plan is scalable and flexible, but must necessarily prepare for the worst case scenario. Although not currently a local threat in OKC-Co, Zika virus response planning requires early coordination between state, local and federal agencies in order to mitigate risk to the population.

June 18, 2019

Dengue Surveillance and Control: One Health Case Study

Pakistan being a subtropical region is highly susceptible to water-borne, air-borne and vector-borne infectious diseases (IDs). Each year, millions of its people are exposed to, and infected with, deadly pathogens including hepatitis, tuberculosis, malaria, and now-a-days dengue fever (DF). Monitoring and response management to natural or man-made IDs is non-existent in the country due to lack of robust infrastructure for health surveillance. DF outbreaks in 2005-2011 alone resulted in more than 50,000 infections and about 1500 people lost their lives.

September 29, 2017

Enhanced Surveillance for Aedes Mosquitoes in the Arizona Border Region

In 2014, a dengue outbreak affected northern Mexico and travel-associated dengue cases increased in southern Arizona. While Arizona has not detected a local dengue case, local transmission occurred in Nogales, Sonora, sister city of Nogales, Arizona across the border. The detection of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, a dengue and chikungunya vector, and the frequent human movement across the border with Sonora heightens Arizona’s risk for introducing emerging mosquito-borne diseases. Limited data exists on the extent or seasonality of Aedes mosquitoes in Arizona border counties.

September 29, 2017

Modeling surveillance networks for Human African Trypanosomiasis control in Northern Uganda

The multiple forms of Human African Trypanosomiasis (human T.b. gambiense and zoonotic T.b. rhodesiense, as well as the several strains which cause disease in animals) that occur in Uganda make coordinating the scientific and developmental, human and animal, social and economic systems influencing their control particularly complex. Uganda is one of the only countries in Africa that has experienced largescale, debilitating outbreaks of HAT, and co-ordinated major control programmes.

October 05, 2017

Dry Climate as a Predictor of Chagas; Disease Irregular Clusters: A Covariate Study

Chagas’ disease, caused by the protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi, is spread mostly by Triatominae bugs. High carbon dioxide emission and strong infra-red (IR) radiation are indicative of their presence. Periods of low atmospheric water saturation favor their dispersal, when the bugs’ IR perception is high.

October 05, 2017

Social Mobilization Dengue Hemorrhagic Vector Control and Sustainability in Indonesia

Dengue Hemorrhagic fever is the most important mosquito-borne viral disease in Indonesia and the most rapidly spreading over the past 40 years. It is a major cause of morbidity and mortality especially among children. Beside of that, larval habitats are increasing rapidly in Padang city as urban areas. It refers to poor populations lacking basic health services. Effective bottom-up community participation increasingly is recognized as an important component of environmentallysustainable control programs. But community based health service action become weak recently in Padang Indonesia.

November 27, 2017

Using Big Healthcare Data to Supplement Chikungunya Surveillance in the U.S.

Chikungunya virus disease (CHIK) is a mosquito-borne viral infection currently widespread in the Caribbean with the potential for emergence and endemicity in the U.S. via infected travelers and local mosquito vectors. CHIK disease can be severe and disabling with symptoms similar to dengue. CHIK is not a U.S. nationally notifiable disease and tracking travel-associated and locally acquired cases is currently dependent on voluntary reporting via ArboNET.

December 20, 2017

Monitoring Hospital Emergency Department Visits for Chief Complaints of Insect Bites after a Major Flood

On August 20th and 21st, 2007, Ohio sustained heavy rains which resulted in severe flooding over a nine-county area in the north-central part of the state. Increased hospital emergency department (ED) visits were expected for gastrointestinal illnesses, but this was not observed. After a media report on September 4, 2007 suggested swarms of mosquitoes were plaguing residents, ED character-specific data were analyzed to see if these data could confirm the report.



July 30, 2018

Florida Department of Health Syndromic Surveillance Identifies Unreported Cases of Zika Virus Disease, 2016–2017

Zika virus disease became a significant public health problem in Brazil in 2015 and quickly spread to other South American and Central American countries. While not an overly severe illness for many, Zika virus disease has been shown to increase the probability of severe birth defects in babies when their mothers are infected with the virus during pregnancy. Zika virus disease has also been associated with Guillain-Barré syndrome.

March 08, 2019

Lyme Disease - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Uploaded on behalf of Grace Marx, MD, MPH: Bacterial Diseases Branch, Division of Vector-Borne Diseases, CDC.


This syndrome definition was created to explore Lyme disease through Syndromic data as an efficient approach to monitor the disease. 

This was created in NSSP ESSENCE, using the Chief Complaint Query Validation (CCQV) data to ensure a broad application across different states and jurisdictions.

Other fields are being explored, but this work was accomplished in the CCDD field. It relies on direct mentions of Lyme, Bullseye Rashes and Lyme ICD-10.

March 19, 2019


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