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National studies estimate that respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is responsible for one in 38 emergency department (ED) visits for children < 5 years old. The Council for State and Territorial Epidemiologists position statement (13-ID-07): “RSV-Associated Pediatric Mortality” advocates for... Read more

The number of US adults who use the internet to access health information has increased from about 95 million in 2005 to 220 million in 2014. The public health impact of this trend is unknown; in theory, patients may be able to better help the doctor arrive at the correct diagnosis, but self-... Read more

The NNDSS is a nationwide collaboration that enables all levels of public health (local, state, territorial, federal and international) to monitor, control, and prevent the occurrence and spread of state-reportable and nationally notifiable diseases and conditions. The NNDSS data are a critical... Read more

Traditional surveillance systems only capture a fraction of the estimated 48 million yearly cases of foodborne illness in the United States due to few affected individuals seeking medical care and lack of reporting to appropriate authorities. Non-traditional disease surveillance approaches could... Read more

Production animal health syndromic surveillance (PAHSyS) data are varied: there may be standardized ratios, proportions, counts of adverse events, categorical data and even qualitative ‘intelligence’ that may need to be aggregated up a hierarchy. PAHSyS provides some unique challenges for event... Read more

The May arrival of two cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the US offered CDC’s BioSense SyS Program an opportunity to give CDC’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and state-and-local jurisdictions an enhanced national picture of MERS surveillance. BioSense jurisdictions can... Read more

The MSSS, described elsewhere, has been in use since 2003 and records ED chief complaint data. As of September 2014, there were 88/136 hospital EDs enrolled in MSSS, capturing 83% of the annual hospital ED visits in Michigan.

On April 1, 2014 the Healthy Michigan Plan (HMP) was launched.... Read more

Bordetella pertussis infection (whooping cough) has been on the rise and the most cases in the US since 1955 were reported in 2012 (48,277 or 15.4 per 100,000). Pertussis is highly infectious and can cause serious illness in infants and children as well as adults, and in general is preventable... Read more

In Louisiana, information contained on electronic laboratory reports is not able to identify the pregnancy status for the majority of HIV-infected women. Laboratories have access to ICD9/ICD10 codes which could provide information about pregnancy status, but few laboratories provide these codes... Read more

Limited information is available on mortality experience of HIV infected patients prior to the start of antiretroviral therapy (ART), as monitoring of HIV care services has mainly focused on ART initiation and subsequent patient survival. By 2013, Tanzania 1,209 health facilities with HIV... Read more


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