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In November 2006, Ohioans supported a statute that set into law a requirement that all public places, and places of employment in Ohio prohibit smoking.1 The law took effect in December 2006; however, the rules for implementation were not finalized until June 2007. The primary purpose of the law... Read more

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CKD is currently the ninth leading cause of death in the United States. The prevalence of end-stage renal disease, the most severe form of CKD, has doubled in the last decade.1 Early detection and treatment of CKD is critical to slowdown the progression of the disease and to decrease the risk of... Read more

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NPDS is the only source for national surveillance data regarding human exposures to hazardous substances and their health effects. It is a near real-time surveillance system operated by the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) in cooperation with CDC’s National Center for... Read more

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HealthMap is a real-time disease epidemic intelligence tracking and visualization system that collects information from general news media, individual first-hand reports and public health sources around the world. Gaps in this effort clearly occur during times of crisis where traditional... Read more

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National and state surveillance systems for oral health have relied on sample-based screenings and self-reported surveys.1 Recent publications suggest the need and potential for use of data from syndromic surveillance systems and insurers to monitor indicators of oral health status, utilization... Read more

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NC DETECT provides near-real-time statewide surveillance capacity to local, regional and state level users across NC with twice daily data feeds from 119 (99%) emergency departments (EDs), hourly updates from the statewide poison center, and daily feeds from statewide EMS runs, select urgent... Read more

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The rise and associated risks of using the internet to find sexual partners among men who have sex with men (MSM) has been noted by many researchers.1,2 The anonymity and relative ease of finding partners on the internet has facilitated casual sexual encounters that can encompass a variety of... Read more

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A comprehensive electronic medical record (EMR) represents a rich source of information that can be harnessed for epidemic surveillance. At this time, however, we do not know how EMR-based data elements should be combined to improve the performance of surveillance systems. In a manual EMR review... Read more

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The H1N1 outbreak in the spring of 2009 in NYC originated in a school in Queens before spreading to others nearby. Active surveillance established epidemiological links between students at the school and new cases at other schools through household connections. Such findings suggest that spatial... Read more

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Absenteeism is regarded as an expedient and responsive marker of illness activity. It has been used as a health outcome measure for a wide spectrum of exposures and as an early indicator of influenza outbreaks.1 A handful of studies have described its validity compared with traditional ‘... Read more

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