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Currently Scotland has a number of influenza surveillance schemes, including âflu-spotter’ practices, and enhanced surveillance general practices that submit clinical samples for virological testing (SERVIS practices). This information feeds annually into the European Influenza Surveillance... Read more

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The objective of this report is to describe the variation of symptoms being detected as respiratory or influenza-like illness (ILI) syndrome using nurse advice call center (NACC) data and emergency department (ED) chief complaint data compared to laboratory data from one hospital.

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To compare NHS24 data with a range of laboratory and other surveillance systems to further explore its potential utility in communicable disease management.

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We describe age- and syndrome-specific emergency department (ED) visit patterns for diarrhea and vomiting associated with periods of confirmed epidemic rotavirus and presumed epidemic norovirus in New York City (NYC).

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To explore the practicality of using a spatio-temporal scan statistic within a health board, rather than academic or national setting.

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We conducted a study to examine the suitability of the data collected at the local emergency departments for use in syndromic surveillance.

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This paper describes several interactive data exploration tools for examining surveillance data.

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Routine primary care data provide the means to systematically monitor a variety of syndromes which could give early warning of health protection issues (microbiological and chemical). It is possible to track milder illnesses which may not present to hospitals (e.g. chicken pox, conjunctivitis)... Read more

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This paper describes the early warning that has been activated by the syndromic surveillance system installed within the Armed Forces in French Guiana and the consequences for Public Health decisions.

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The aerosol release of a pathogen during a bioterrorist incident may not always be caught on environmental sensors - it may be too small, may consist of a preparation that is coarse and heavy (and consequently precipitates quickly) or may simply have occurred in an uninstrumented location. In... Read more

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