The use of NC DETECT ED data to examine heat-related illness


NC DETECT provides near-real-time statewide surveillance capacity to local, regional and state level users across NC with twice daily data feeds from 119 (99%) emergency departments (EDs), hourly updates from the statewide poison center, and daily feeds from statewide EMS runs, select urgent care centers and veterinary lab data. The NC DETECT Web Application provides access to aggregate and line listing analyses customized to users’ respective jurisdictions. Several reports are currently available to monitor the health effects of heat waves. Heat wave surveillance is essential as temperature extremes are expected to increase with climate change.


To examine the utilization of NC emergency departments for heat-related illness by age, disposition and cause based on chief complaint and triage note categorization.

Primary Topic Areas: 
Original Publication Year: 
Event/Publication Date: 
December, 2010

June 25, 2019

Contact Us

NSSP Community of Practice



This website is supported by Cooperative Agreement # 6NU38OT000297-02-01 Strengthening Public Health Systems and Services through National Partnerships to Improve and Protect the Nation's Health between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of CDC. CDC is not responsible for Section 508 compliance (accessibility) on private websites.

Site created by Fusani Applications