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The advent of Meaningful Use (MU) has allowed for the expansion of data collected at the hospital level and received by public health for syndromic surveillance. The triage note, a free text expansion on the chief complaint, is one of the many variables that are becoming commonplace in syndromic... Read more

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The National Collaborative for Bio-Preparedness (NCB-Prepared) was established in 2010 to create a biosurveillance resource to enhance situational awareness and emergency preparedness. This jointinstitutional effort has drawn on expertise from the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill, North... Read more

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Federal laws and national directives have focused attention on the development of more robust biosurveillance systems intended to detect events of public health interest in a timelier manner. Presidential Decision Directive 21 calls for integrated biosurveillance data, enhanced clinician... Read more

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The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH), in collaboration with Yale Emerging Infections Program (EIP), receives funding to particpate in the Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network (FoodNet) and Foodborne Disease Centers for Outbreak Response Enhancement (FoodCORE). FoodNet is... Read more

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Syndromic surveillance for early warning in military context needs a robust, scalable, flexible, ubiquitous, and interoperable surveillance system. A pilot project fulfilling these aims has been conceived as a collaboration of specialized web-services.

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The 2009 H1N1 novel flu pandemic demonstrates how a rapidly spreading, contagious illness can affect the world’s population in multiple ways including health, economics, education, transportation, and national security. Pandemic disease and the threat of bio-terrorism are prompting the need for... Read more

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Public health surveillance largely relies on the use of surveillance systems to facilitate the identification and investigation of epidemiologic concerns reflected in data. In order to support public health response, these systems must present relevant information, and be user-friendly, dynamic... Read more

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Pakistan being a subtropical region is highly susceptible to water-borne, air-borne and vector-borne infectious diseases (IDs). Each year, millions of its people are exposed to, and infected with, deadly pathogens including hepatitis, tuberculosis, malaria, and now-a-days dengue fever (DF).... Read more

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To examine data from 911/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and determine whether these data provide a useful addition to syndromic surveillance (SS) when used with emergency department (ED) chief complaint (CC) data.

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The National Biosurveillance Integration System (NBIS) is a consortium of federal agencies, whose joint objective is to enhance the identification, location, characterization, and tracking of biological events potentially impacting homeland security. Together, the consortium... Read more

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