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Syndromic surveillance systems offer richer understanding of population health. However, because of their complexity, they are less used at small public health agencies, such as many local health departments (LHDs). The evolution of these systems has included modifying user interfaces for more... Read more

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North Carolina hosted the 2012 Democratic National Convention, September 3-6, 2012. The NC Epidemiology and Surveillance Team was created to facilitate enhanced surveillance for injuries and illnesses, early detection of outbreaks during the DNC, assist local public health with epidemiologic... Read more

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The UNC Department of Emergency Medicine (UNC DEM) conducted an online survey to better understand the surveillance needs of Infection Control Practitioners (ICPs) in North Carolina and solicit feedback on the utility of the North Carolina Disease Event Tracking and Epidemiologic Collection Tool... Read more

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The North Carolina Disease Event Tracking and Epidemiologic Collection Tool (NC DETECT) is the early event detection system that serves public health users across North Carolina. One important data source for this system is North Carolina emergency department visits. ED data from hospitals... Read more

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While early event detection systems aim to detect disease outbreaks before traditional means, following up on the many alerts generated by these systems can be time-consuming and a drain on limited resources.

Authorized users at local, regional and state levels in North Carolina rely on... Read more

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The North Carolina Disease Event Tracking and Epidemiologic Collection Tool (NC DETECT) provides early event detection and public health situational awareness to hospital-based and public health users statewide. Authorized users are currently able to view data from emergency departments (n=110... Read more

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North Carolina Disease Event Tracking and Epidemiologic Collection Tool (NC DETECT) is the Web-based early event detection and timely public health surveillance system in the North Carolina Public Health Information Network. At the present time NC DETECT monitors five data sources: emergency... Read more

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NC DETECT is the Web-based early event detection and timely public health surveillance system in the North Carolina Public Health Information Network. The reporting system also provides broader public health surveillance reports for emergency department visits related to hurricanes, injuries,... Read more

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TOA identifies clusters of patients arriving to a hospital ED within a short temporal interval. Past implementations have been restricted to records of patients with a specific type of complaint. The Florida Department of Health uses TOA at the county level for multiple subsyndromes (1). In 2011... Read more

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Animal bites may have potentially devastating consequences, including physical and emotional trauma, infection, rabies exposure, hospitalization, and, rarely, death. NC law requires animal bites be reported to local health directors. However, methods for recording and storing bite data vary... Read more

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