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This document, released February 18, 2019, focuses on several key areas related to syndrome definition creation, including the basics behind a syndrome definition, steps to build a syndrome, evaluation of a new (or old) definition, and dissemination.

Starting in November of 2016, the ISDS... Read more

Content type: References

An Online Training Course

Ever wonder what syndromic surveillance is? How it is applied? This introduction to syndromic surveillance answers your questions and gives you a foundation for understanding how surveillance is used by public health professionals to understand health threats.... Read more

Content type: Training

Presented August 21, 2018 to the R Group for Biosurveillance.

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Phil Bowsher is the Director of Healthcare and Life Sciences at RStudio. His work focuses on innovation in the pharmaceutical industry, with an emphasis on interactive web applications, reproducible research... Read more

Content type: Webinar

Below are the publicly available opioid overdose surveillance dashboards by U.S. state or territory. This list is updated as of March 7, 2019.

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Florida Georgia Guam Hawaii*... Read more
Content type: Surveillance Tools and Systems

Innovative electronic surveillance systems are being developed to improve early detection of outbreaks attributable to biologic terrorism or other causes. A review of the rationale, goals, definitions, and realistic expectations for these surveillance systems is a crucial first step toward... Read more

Content type: Journal Article

What is R?

R is a language and free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. It compiles and runs on a variety of UNIX platforms, Windows, and MacOS. It is similar to the S language and environment - in fact, much code written in S will run unaltered in R. The R... Read more

Content type: Surveillance Tools and Systems

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

Content type: Training

A comprehensive electronic medical record (EMR) represents a rich source of information that can be harnessed for epidemic surveillance. At this time, however, we do not know how EMR-based data elements should be combined to improve the performance of surveillance systems. In a manual EMR review... Read more

Content type: Abstract

The H1N1 outbreak in the spring of 2009 in NYC originated in a school in Queens before spreading to others nearby. Active surveillance established epidemiological links between students at the school and new cases at other schools through household connections. Such findings suggest that spatial... Read more

Content type: Abstract

Absenteeism is regarded as an expedient and responsive marker of illness activity. It has been used as a health outcome measure for a wide spectrum of exposures and as an early indicator of influenza outbreaks.1 A handful of studies have described its validity compared with traditional ‘... Read more

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