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The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory is collaborating with epidemiologists of the US Dept. of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Center for Epidemiology and Animal Health (CEAH) to increase animal health surveillance capacity. CEAH monitors... Read more

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We describe the development and implementation of a protocol for identifying syndromic signals and for assessing their value to public health departments for routine (non-bioterrorism) purposes. The specific objectives of the evaluation are to determine the predictive value positive, sensitivity... Read more

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The global health threat of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 has been increasing rapidly in the world since the crosscountry outbreaks during 2003-04. In South and East Asia, the human influenza A (H3N2) was proved to be seeded there with occurring annual cases. Intensive surveillance of... Read more

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Early warning surveillance (EWS) is a key factor in the fight against tropical infectious diseases(1). However, the process of carrying out EWS is complex as it involves several actors and requires the use of diverse human, material and technological resources for data collection, analysis, and... Read more

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The mortality monitoring system was initiated in August 2009 during the influenza A(H1N1) pandemic. It is a collaboration between the Centre for Infectious Disease Control (CIb) and Statistics Netherlands. The system monitors nation-wide reported number of deaths (population: 16.8 million) from... Read more

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Marcus Rennick, Epidemiologist with the Marion County Public Health Department (WV), provides an overview/training on the BioSense System.

 

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(45 minutes) Syndromic Surveillance and BioSense Overview

(90 minutes) Hands-on BioSense Tutorial

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Content type: Training

Transparency of information on infectious disease epidemics is crucial for not only public health workers but also the residents in the communities. Traditionally, disease control departments created official websites for displaying disease maps or epi-curves with the confirmed case counts. The... Read more

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While the link between excess winter mortality and winter respiratory diseases in the elderly is well described, the impact of the epidemic of influenza in the elderly is mainly assessed in France through specific surveillance in the general population. Syndromic surveillance data enables to... Read more

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Join the ISDS Public Health Practice Committee for a special meeting with Dr. Farzad Mostashari, the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and founding president of ISDS. Following a brief discussion with Dr. Mostashari about Meaningful Use, the committee will then host Ms. Mary... Read more

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Syndromic surveillance has been widely implemented for the collection of Emergency Department (ED) data. EDs may be the only option for seeking care in underserved areas, but they do not represent population-based measures. This analysis provides insight on health-seeking behaviors within the... Read more

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