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There were several stand-alone vector surveillance applications being used by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) to support the reporting of mosquito, bird, and mammal surveillance and infection information implemented in early 2000s in response to West Nile virus. In subsequent... Read more

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Following an Oct 12-13, 2006 snowstorm, almost 400,000 homes in western New York lost power, some for up to 12 days. News reports said that emergency rooms saw many patients with CO exposure; 3 deaths were attributed to CO poisoning. As part of NYS DOH’s syndromic surveillance system, electronic... Read more

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NYS (excluding NYC) has a very robust Communicable Disease Electronic Surveillance System (CDESS). This system provides disease specific modules, as well as a tracking system for contacts, and a perinatal infant tracking system. This system provides an easy way for users to quickly download a... Read more

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Most outbreaks are small and localized in nature, although it is larger outbreaks that result in the most public attention. So a solution to manage an outbreak has to be able to accommodate a response to small outbreaks in a single jurisdiction scalable up to outbreaks that involve thousands of... Read more

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New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) implemented a Communicable Disease Electronic Surveillance System (CDESS), a single and secure application used by 57 local health departments (LHDs), hospital infection control programs and NYSDOH staff to collect, integrate, analyze, and report data... Read more

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Shigella remains highly infectious in the United States and rapid detection of Shigella outbreaks is crucial for disease control and timely public health actions. The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) implemented a Communicable Disease Electronic Surveillance System (CDESS) for local... Read more

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CO poisoning is a leading cause of mortality and morbidity in disaster and post-disaster situations, when widespread power outages most likely occur (1, 2). The NYSDOH Syndromic Surveillance System receives daily ED visit chief complaint data from 140 NYS (excluding New York City) hospitals.... Read more

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All positive laboratory tests of reportable conditions on persons residing in New York State (NYS) are mandated to be sent to the NYS Department of Health (NYSDOH) via ECLRS. NYS, excluding New York City (NYC), receives over 100,000 ECLRS messages on general communicable diseases (CD) and... Read more

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EDCC data provides an opportunity for capturing the early mental health impact of disaster events at the community level, and to track their impact over time. However, while rapid mental health assessment can facilitate a better understanding of the acute post-disaster period and aid early... Read more

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