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Use of robust and broadly applicable statistical alerting methods is essential for a public health Biosurveillance system. We compared several algorithms related to the Early Aberration Reporting System C2 (adaptive control chart) method for practical detection sensitivity and timeliness using a... Read more

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Co-financed by the European Commission through the Executive Agency for Health and Consumers, the European Triple-S project (Syndromic Surveillance Survey, Assessment towards Guidelines for Europe) was launched in 2010 for a 3-year period and includes 24 organizations in 13 countries. Numerous... Read more

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COMBS is facilitating analyst workflows and collaboration, greatly accelerating the management of a bio-event, effectively implementing new capabilities and technologies, and providing opportunities for a wide variety of organizations to contribute data and tools that support their own goals... Read more

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Currently over 18 million students are enrolled in USA institutions of higher education (IHEs), representing more than one-third of the young adult population. In a national survey, about 16% of students reported living at home. SHCs are therefore an important resource for the majority of... Read more

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The variation in prevalence rates of ASD across different states may either indicate true differences across states or represent an artifact of case identification. Specification of the evaluative process by which cases are coded is necessary when comparing the ASD prevalence rates across states... Read more

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The importance transmitting clinical information to public health for disease surveillance is well-documented. Conventional reporting processes require health care providers to complete paper-based notifiable condition reports which are transmitted by fax and mail to public health agencies.... Read more

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Inter-jurisdictional data sharing can enhance disease surveillance capabilities for local, state, regional and national public health situational awareness and response. BioSense 2.0, a cloud-based computing platform for syndromic surveillance, provides participating local, state and federal... Read more

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Meaningful Use has increased interest in submission of ELR to public health agencies, prompting these agencies to analyze their reporting process. Tennessee’s reporting regulations require anyone with knowledge of or suspecting a reportable disease or event report to the local health... Read more

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Cervical cancer is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality among women in developing countries and the second most common cancer in women in Nigeria. Most studies on knowledge of cervical cancer, cervical cancer screening services and precancerous cervical changes in Nigeria are facility... Read more

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Syndromic surveillance has great advantages in promoting the early detection of infectious disease outbreak and enabling the real-time tracking of on-going epidemics. However, establishing a syndromic surveillance system required huge investment in money, information system, manpower and... Read more

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