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To inform health professionals and the public directly about real-time utilization of local Emergency Departments for respiratory and gastrointestinal illness to enable enhanced communication and collaboration between Public Health and health care workers.

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Influenza epidemics occur seasonally, impose a high economic burden on the health care system, and are responsible for substantial morbidity and mortality (1). The past century has seen three influenza A pandemics with variable severity. The recent outbreaks of avian influenza involving... Read more

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The prompt detection of disease outbreaks is a major concern to public health as it has the potential to reduce morbidity and mortality (1). Real-time syndromic surveillance uses existing non-traditional data for timely analysis and feedback to those responsible for investigations and follow-up... Read more

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The National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP) is a collaboration among states and public health jurisdictions that contribute data to the BioSense Platform, public health practitioners who use local syndromic surveillance systems, CDC programs, other federal agencies, partner organizations, hospitals, healthcare professionals, and academic institutions.

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