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An objective of the Joint VA/DoD BioSurveillance System for Emerging Biological Threats project is to improve situational awareness of the health of combined VA and DoD populations. DoD and VA both use versions of the Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-Based... Read more

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There is a significant body of literature on the use of social media for monitoring ailments such as influenza-like illness1 and cholera,2 as well as public opinions on topics such as vaccination.3 In general, these studies have shown that social media correlates well with official data sources,... Read more

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The Joint VA/DoD BioSurveillance System for Emerging Biological Threats project seeks to improve situational awareness of the health of VA/DoD populations by combining their respective data. Each system uses a version of the Electronic Surveillance System for Early Notification of Community-... Read more

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The Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC) supports the development of new analytical tools to improve alerting in the Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-based Epidemics (ESSENCE) disease-monitoring application used by the Department of Defense (DoD... Read more

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EEBS’s that use near real-time information from the Internet are an increasingly important source of intelligence for public health organizations. However, there has not been a systematic assessment of EEBS evaluations, which could identify uncertainties about current systems and guide EEBS... Read more

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Lessons learned from the 2009 influenza pandemic have driven many changes in the standards and practices of respiratory disease surveillance worldwide. In response to the needs for timely information sharing of emerging respiratory pathogens (1), the DoD Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (... Read more

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The revised International Health Regulations (IHR) have expanded traditional infectious disease notification to include surveillance diseases of international importance, including emerging infectious diseases.  However, there are no clearly established guidelines for how countries should... Read more

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To evaluate whether joint monitoring of laboratory test orders and outpatient visits improves the sensitivity and timeliness of alerting during seasonal increases in respiratory illness.

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58 medical licensure boards require between 12 and 50 hours of Continuing Medical Education (CME) for re-licensure of physicians. 28 states as well as Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Mariana Islands, require continuing nursing education (CNE) for nursing re-licensure, with... Read more

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Effective public health response to emerging infectious diseases, natural disasters, and bioterrorism requires access to real-time, accurate information on disease patterns and healthcare utilization. The ESSENCE surveillance system in use by the Department of Defense (DoD) relies primarily on... Read more

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