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Given the background of climate change, there is an increasing demand for public health to characterize weather-related illness. The public health impact of extreme heat or cold events can be characterized from Emergency Department syndromic surveillance data to monitor... Read more

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Data collection across a growing stream of contributing facilities and variables requires automated, consistent, and efficient monitoring of quality. Epidemiologists tasked with analyzing syndromic data need to be confident in the overall quality of their data, and aware... Read more

Curated list of documents supporting the transition from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM/PCS.

For more information about the project, visit the project description page on healthsurveillance.org.

Released October 2017. Prepared by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Clinton Foundation, Clinton Health Matters Initiative.

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While prescription opioids serve an invaluable role for the treatment of cancer pain and pain at the end... Read more

This report is designed to aid state, territorial, tribal, and local public health leaders as they improve their capacity to achieve situational awareness during a public health emergency. We intend this report to serve as a concise reference work public health leaders can use to help design and... Read more

Disaster epidemiology (i.e., applied epidemiology in disaster settings) presents a source of reliable and actionable information for decision-makers and stakeholders in the disaster management cycle. However, epidemiological methods have yet to be routinely integrated into disaster response and... Read more

Since Cryptosporidium can be transmitted by ingestion of infected food animals and poorly treated water and by direct contact it is possible for infection to occur through ingestion of under cooked frogs and through handling and processing of infected frogs. In Burkina Faso frogs caught are sold... Read more

Anthrax is an acute especially dangerous infectious disease of animals and humans. Bacillus anthracis is a potential bioterrorism tool. In Ukraine, there are favorable natural conditions for the spread of anthrax. There are 13.5 thousand of constantly anthrax-troubled points. Anthrax epidemic... Read more

The Infectious Disease Epidemiology Section (IDEpi) within the Office of Public Health (LaOPH) conducts syndromic surveillance of emergency departments by means of the Louisiana Early Event Detection System (LEEDS). LEEDS accepts ADT (admit-discharge transfer) messages from participating... Read more

In general, data from public health surveillance can be used for short- and long-term planning and response through retrospective data analysis of trends over time or specific events. Combining health outcome data (e.g., hospitalizations or deaths) with environmental and socio-demographic... Read more

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