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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 the development of a syndromic surveillance system in France. It is based on three different types of data: hospitals (ED visits), GPís activities (Sos Medecins), deaths certificates.

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This paper assesses the possible interest of using of a syndromic surveillance system based on emergency departments (ED) and crude mortality for monitoring health effects of climate changes (CC).

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This abstract describes an Electronic Surveillance System for Infectious Disease Outbreaks used by all federal levels in Germany and comments on timelyness and comprehensiveness of informations about outbreak settings and infection sources.

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As part of the epidemiological investigation of an outbreak of Q fever in a factory in Scotland, we aimed to utilise a spatial scan statistic to aid in identification of areas associated with increased relative risk of infection.

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

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To determine sensitivity and specificity of syndromic surveillance of influenza based on data from SOS Medecins, a healthcare network of emergency general practitioners (GP) in Bordeaux, France.

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This paper describes a method to predict syndromic data for surveillance of public health using the method of recursive least squares and a new method of correcting for the day of week effect in order to have a prediction of the background upon which detections of actual events can be computed... Read more

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A common problem in syndromic surveillance using ED department data is temporary gaps in the data received from individual ED departments caused by delays in receiving the data.

Currently most syndromic surveillance systems provide information about the status of the data sources feeding... Read more

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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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