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Multiple data sources are used in a variety of biosurveillance systems. With the advent of new technologies, globalization, high performance computing, and ‘big data’ opportunities, there are seemingly unlimited potential data streams that could be useful in biosurveillance. Data streams... Read more

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The CDC’s BioSense 2.0 system is designed with a user-centered approach, where the needs and requests of the users are part of its continued development. User requirements were gathered extensively to help design BioSense 2.0 and users continue to submit feedback which is used to make... Read more

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Developing countries bear the highest burden of infectious diseases, and therefore play a key role in the detection of emerging disease threats. The ability of these countries to detect such events allows an adequate response preventing its spread and reducing the morbidity and mortality of... Read more

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National telephone health advice service data have been investigated as a source for syndromic surveillance of influenza-like illness and gastroenteritis . Providing a high level of coverage, the system might serve as an early outbreak detection tool. We have previously found that telephone... Read more

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Syndromic surveillance can provide early warning of potential public health emergencies and acute health events in a population. The sharing and aggregation of syndromic data among jurisdictions can provide more comprehensive situational awareness and improve coordination and decision-making.... Read more

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The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory and the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center have developed a hybrid processing engine that alerts monitors when a severe health condition exists based on corroboration among several sources of data. The system was designed to ingest a day’s... Read more

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The Houston Department of Health Department of Health and Human Services (HDHHS) monitors emergency departments (ED) chief complaints across the Houston metropolitan area, Harris County, and the surrounding jurisdictions by Real-time Outbreak Disease Surveillance (RODS). The influenza-like... Read more

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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has since become a major cause of illness and death in our healthcare setting. Risk factors for HA-MRSA include hospitalization, older age, invasive devices, and residence in long-term care facility, including exposure to antimicrobial agents.... Read more

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The scientific community accepts that global climate change (CC) will affect the dispersion of microbial organisms in the environment. Risks posed by the transport of these organisms to future communities may be very different than those posed today. A shift in health risks may also be linked to... Read more

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The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) electronically receives both urgent care center (UCC) data and hospital emergency department (ED) data from health care facilities in 43 of its 67 counties through its Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-based Epidemics (... Read more

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