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The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) operates over 880 outpatient clinics across the nation. The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory’s Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-Based Epidemics (ESSENCE) utilizes VHA ICD9 coded outpatient visit data for the... Read more

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Following an Oct 12-13, 2006 snowstorm, almost 400,000 homes in western New York lost power, some for up to 12 days. News reports said that emergency rooms saw many patients with CO exposure; 3 deaths were attributed to CO poisoning. As part of NYS DOH’s syndromic surveillance system, electronic... Read more

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In France, surveillance of seasonal gastroenteritis uses to be monitored by an information system based on a computer network of physicians so called Sentinel Network (1). Regionally, the use of this system as limitations. SOS Medecin is an organization of general practitioners, present in many... Read more

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In 2004, the BioDefend (BD) syndromic surveillance (SS) system was implemented in Duval County hospitals (Jacksonville, FL). Daily emergency department chief complaints are manually classified and entered into the BD system by triage personnel. As part of a statewide implementation, the... Read more

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The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) collects data daily from 50 of 61 (82%) emergency departments (EDs) in NYC representing 94% of all ED visits (avg daily visits ~10,000). The information collected includes the date and time of visit, age, sex, home zip code... Read more

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Emerging infections, both natural and intentional, have provided an impetus for improved disease surveillance and response. The recognition of the interdependence of health care systems and public health infrastructure provides an opportunity to expand beyond traditional disease-based... Read more

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It is well known that diabetic patients are particularly sensitive to infections however no robust diagnostic test for the early detection of infection has been developed to date. Glucose levels  would be an ideal indicator, since diabetics measure their blood glucose (BG) on a daily basis along... Read more

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Many syndromic surveillance systems have been developed and are operational, yet lack concise guidelines for investigating and conducting followups on daily alarms. Daily emergency department visits from six reporting hospitals in the Duval County area are assessed and classified into a... Read more

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Under a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the DC DOH established the Environmental Public Health Tracking Program (EPHTP) to monitor specific environmental and public health indicators and to investigate any potential links for the purpose of guiding policy... Read more

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One of the first county-wide syndromic surveillance systems in the nation, the Syndromic Tracking and Reporting System (STARS) has been in operation since 11/01/2001, and now covers Hillsborough, Pinellas and Collier counties. STARS uses hospital emergency department visit data to detect... Read more

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