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Held on June 19, 2019.

During this 90-minute session, Aaron Kite-Powell, M.S., from CDC and Wayne Loschen, M.S., from JHU-APL provided updates on the NSSP ESSENCE platform and answered the community's questions on ESSENCE functions and features.

Content type: Webinar

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The online training course will help novice and intermediate ESSENCE users learn how to perform... Read more

Content type: Training

Held on March 14, 2019.

During this 90-minute session, Aaron Kite-Powell, M.S., from CDC and Wayne Loschen, M.S., from JHU-APL provided updates on the NSSP ESSENCE platform and answered the community's questions on ESSENCE functions and features.

Content type: Webinar

The Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County (FDOH- Hillsborough) conducts enhanced syndromic surveillance on a daily basis. The Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-based Epidemics in Florida (ESSENCE-FL) is the syndromic surveillance system used by... Read more

Content type: Abstract

By mid-May 2008, the State of Florida had 102 active wildfires affecting approximately 40,000 acres. In addition, the Mustang Corners Fire in Everglades National Park started on May 14 and burned throughout the month affecting another 40,000 acres of federal land. Smoke from several wildfires... Read more

Content type: Abstract

Standard syndrome definitions for ED visits in ESSENCE rely on chief complaints. Visits with more words in the chief complaint field are more likely to match syndrome definitions. While using ESSENCE, we observed geographic differences in chief complaint length, apparently related to differences... Read more

Content type: Abstract

To describe how the Miami-Dade County Health Department (MDCHD) has expanded Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community Based Epidemics (ESSENCE) for specialized research in addition to daily surveillance activities

Content type: Abstract

On October 24, 2005, Hurricane Wilma made landfall on the southwest coast of Florida as a category 3 storm. The storm moved toward the northeast and passed through Palm Beach and Broward Counties before entering the Atlantic Ocean. Hurricane force winds and rain caused extensive damage to... Read more

Content type: Abstract

In 2004, the BioDefend (BD) syndromic surveillance (SS) system was implemented in Duval County hospitals (Jacksonville, FL). Daily emergency department chief complaints are manually classified and entered into the BD system by triage personnel. As part of a statewide implementation, the... Read more

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Maryland has a powerful syndromic surveillance system, ESSENCE, which is used for the early detection of disease outbreaks, suspicious patterns of illness, and public health emergencies. ESSENCE incorporates traditional and nontraditional health indicators from multiple data sources (emergency... Read more

Content type: Abstract

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