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Sickness absence is particularly pronounced within health care organizations where job demands and work environment expose workers to an increased risk of illness and injury, potentially leading to an inability to attend work. Health Care Workers (HCWs), especially nurses who are primarily... Read more

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To highlight the key role of Emergency Department syn-dromic surveillance in linking acute care and public health, thus enabling collaborative detection, monitoring and management of a local food borne outbreak.

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A retrospective chart review was performed to examine chief complaint, syndrome classification and discharge diagnoses of laboratory confirmed Salmonella Enteritidis phage type (PT) 13 cases who visited the Emergency Departments (ED) of two local hospitals during a province-wide outbreak in... Read more

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To retrospectively ascertain whether a parallel or consensus monitoring approach is better suited to multistream surveillance of influenza in Ontario.

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The objectives of the two day International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS) funded consultation were to develop expert, consensus-based recommendations that address specific, unanswered questions that hinder advances in cross border syndromic surveillance. The consultation included a... Read more

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A syndromic surveillance system has been implemented at Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington Public Health in Kingston Ontario as part of a pilot project funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care – Public Health Division. The information captured by the Real-time... Read more

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Syndromic surveillance has been used been used as method of surveillance for various events in recent years. For example, post September 11th, 2001 anthrax attacks in New York City, World Youth Day in Toronto 2002, Salt Lake City 2002 Olympics, Democratic National Convention Boston 2004, and the... Read more

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In September 2004, Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox and Addington Public Health began a 2-year pilot project to develop and evaluate an Emergency Department Chief Complaint Syndromic Surveillance System in collaboration with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care – Public Health Branch... Read more

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Health care workers (HCWs) have an increased risk of exposure to infectious agents including (among others) tuberculosis, influenza, norovirus, and Clostridium difficile as a consequence of patient care1,2 Most occupational transmission is associated with violation of one or more basic... Read more

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This paper describes a novel approach to the statistical classification of free-text chief complaints for the purpose of syndromic surveillance.

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