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KDHE has updated the exhisting CO Poisoning Surveillance queries. Version 1 can be found here https://www.surveillancerepository.org/carbon-monoxide-exposure-kansas-d...

Previously, we were querying for carbon monoxide-related cases by using the NSSP ESSENCE SubSyndrome for COPoisoning... Read more

Content type: Syndrome

The space-time scan statistic is a powerful statistical tool for prospective disease surveillance. It searches over a set of spatio-temporal regions (each representing some spatial area S for the last k days), finding the most significant regions (S, k) by maximizing a likelihood ratio statistic... Read more

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A comprehensive definition of a syndrome is composed of direct (911 calls, emergency departments, primary care providers, sensor, veterinary, agricultural and animal data) and indirect evidence (data from schools, drug stores, weather etc.). Syndromic surveillance will benefit from quickly... Read more

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There is limited closed-form statistical theory to indicate how well the prospective space-time permutation scan statistic will perform in the detection of localized excess illness activity. Instead, detection methods can be applied to simulated data to gain insight about detection performance.... Read more

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Expectation-based scan statistics extend the traditional spatial scan statistic approach by using historical data to infer the expected counts for each spatial location, then detecting regions with higher than expected counts. Here we consider five recently proposed expectation-based statistics... Read more

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So as to be able to detect nosocomial outbreaks at an early stage, we examine the construction of a syndromic surveillance system for inpatients who have fever, respiratory symptoms, diarrhea, vomiting or rash and evaluate its statistical properties.

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The query was developed by NSSP and CDC Division of Violence Prevention. It was developed to assist rape prevention coordinators and project officers in doing sexual violence and intimate partner violence surveillance using syndromic surveillance. An ESSENCE CCDD category has been created and... Read more

Content type: Syndrome

The query was updated and developed in collaboration with NSSP & CDC Division of Violence Prevention for a version 2 of the Sexual Violence syndrome. The syndrome is intended for rape prevention coordinators for their surveillance work at local and state health departments. The query has... Read more

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This fact sheet, developed by the Network for Public Health Law and published August 29, 2018, summarizes Ohio's laws to combat the opioid overdose crisis.

Read more about this resource at https://www.networkforphl.org/resources_collection/2018/08/29/1027/... Read more

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Most children spend a significant portion of their time in daycare or at school. CSTE's Environmental Health in School workgroup identified these days/hours as a setting for possible "occupational" exposures. The CSTE EH in School Workgroup created and validated this triage note query for "... Read more

Content type: Syndrome


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