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Before April 24, syndromic surveillance data from both systems had shown decreasing levels of ILI (8).
Her research interests include international public health, infectious disease, and syndromic surveillance.
By following up on illness and injury clusters identified daily by syndromic surveillance throughout the event, the public health team was able to implement control measures for the GI illness outbreak and recommend measures for preventing heat-related illness.
Web queries as a source for syndromic surveillance.
During September 15-October 26, the EARS syndromic surveillance system produced 194 CUSUM scores that warranted telephone investigation; 46 (15%) were referred for follow-up by LAOPH.
Further, Emergency Department Information Systems from Emergisoft are an integral component of the syndromic surveillance process needed by local health departments and other public health agencies (processes that are significantly hindered if emergency rooms are "paper based").
Syndromic surveillance was primarily designed to detect disease outbreaks and unusual public health events earlier than could be detected by traditional public health surveillance methods.
However, because of the burden imposed on health-care workers and capacity required by public health staff to maintain this system, an ED-based electronic syndromic surveillance system was implemented on October 17, 2005.
More discussion of this topic will take place at the 2005 Syndromic Surveillance Conference, which will be held in Seattle, Washington, during September 13-15, 2005
By using alternative, electronic data sources (1), real-time syndromic surveillance systems have the potential to detect outbreaks of respiratory disease before conventional diagnosis- and laboratory-based surveillance identifies them.
A syndromic surveillance system, the Organisation de la surveillance coordonnee des urgences (Organization of coordinated emergency surveillance [OSCOUR]) network, is based on data collected by all EDs across the country, including in French overseas territories (2).
Concomitant syndromic surveillance was conducted by reviewing Georgia statewide ED admission data received daily, using a text-search for drug overdose syndrome.