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Coordinated proactive school closures can help to reduce disease transmission in communities during an influenza pandemic; however, limited information is available about effects of school closures during influenza-like illness (ILI) outbreaks. A rural school district (District A) in Kentucky... Read more

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New York State has implemented a statewide Electronic Clinical Laboratory Reporting System (ECLRS) to which laboratories can electronically submit test results for reportable conditions. The Communicable Disease Electronic Surveillance System (CDESS) was used by 57 Local Health Departments (LHDs... Read more

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The October 2010 eruption of Mt Merapi (the most active volcano in the Indonesia that erupts at 5-years intervals) claimed 141 lives, injured 453 people and displaced at least 278,000 people. This geological event became a disaster as national and international agencies had to step in to assist... Read more

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A review of the development of veterinary syndromic surveillance in 2011 indicated that the field was incipient, but fast growing. Many countries are starting to explore different sources of data for syndromic surveillance. Some of the data streams evaluated share similarities with those used in... Read more

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In Sri Lanka, a major drawback in injury prevention is the lack of complete, accurate and timely data. To fulfill this data need, in 2006, Sri Lanka’s Trauma Secretariat piloted an Injury Surveillance System (ISS) in four hospitals. This comprised of two parts: a paper-based data collection... Read more

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The International Health Regulations were revised in 2005 to adapt to increasing diversity of emerging health threats, globalization, changing trends in trade and travel, and the need for collective effort to address the international spread of disease. States Parties to the Regulations have... Read more

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Much attention has been given recently to the purported ability of social media to provide early warning and/or situational awareness and event characterization during a biological event of national concern. The National Biosurveillance Integration Center’s (NBIC) innovation project on Social... Read more

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One of the most significant zoonotic pathogen of bat origin is the rabies virus of the genus Lyssavirus. Lyssaviruses cause fatal encephalitis for which there is no effective treatment . The close association of some people to bats on account of residence, tourism, occupation, the consumption of... Read more

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The goal of adequate biosurveillance is to signal that an outbreak may be occurring and through subsequent work is confirmed or refuted. Such a system should be equally able to detect outbreaks of diseases of extremely low reporting frequency, or those with high seasonality. Methods of detecting... Read more

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The CC text field is a rich source of information, but its current use for syndromic surveillance is limited to a fixed set of syndromes that are routine, suspected, expected, or discovered by chance. In addition to syndromes that are routinely monitored by the NYC Department of Health and... Read more

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