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Specific communicable diseases have to be reported by law within a specific time period. In Ohio, prior to 2001, most of these disease​ reports were on paper reports that were reported from providers to local health departments. In turn, the Communicable Disease Nurse mailed the hard copies to... Read more

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Zanzibar is comprised primarily of two large islands with a population of 1.3 million. Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) campaigns, distribution of long-lasting insecticide treated bed nets (LLINs), and use of Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDTs) have reduced Malaria prevalence from 39% in 2005 to less... Read more

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Presented January 31, 2018


David Swenson presented the following slides during the 2018 ISDS Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. This presentation provides a use case for developing and implementing surveillance prodocols to conduct public health monitoring, analyze data... Read more

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Community influenza infection rates are highest among children. In children, influenza can cause severe illness and complications including, respiratory failure and death. Annual influenza vaccination is recommended for all persons aged ≥ 6 months. In 2004, influenza- associated deaths in... Read more

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This report is designed to aid state, territorial, tribal, and local public health leaders as they improve their capacity to achieve situational awareness during a public health emergency. We intend this report to serve as a concise reference work public health leaders can use to help design and... Read more

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Malaria is a preventable disease but 3.4 billion people at risk globally with 207 million cases and 627 deaths reported in 2013. Africa accounts for 80% of cases and 90% of all malaria deaths. Nigeria accounts for 25% of malaria burden in Africa. The goal of malaria control is to reduce malaria... Read more

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In general, data from public health surveillance can be used for short- and long-term planning and response through retrospective data analysis of trends over time or specific events. Combining health outcome data (e.g., hospitalizations or deaths) with environmental and socio-demographic... Read more

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Road Traffic Injury is common cause of unintentional injury globally and Low and middle income countries account for 90%of 1.3 million Road Traffic Injury (RTI) deaths. In Africa region, Nigeria accounts for 25% of RTI mortality but has no comprehensive and reliable RTI surveillance system. Data... Read more

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Zoonotic diseases constitute about 70% of the emerging or reemerging diseases in the world; they affect many animals, cause many economic loses, and have a negative effect on public health. As a tropical country, Cuba is not exempt from the occurrence of this type of illness. There are many risk... Read more

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Nationally, deaths due to opioid overdose have continually increased for the past 15 years . Deaths specifically related to heroin increased more than four-fold between 2002 and 2014. Hospital inpatient discharge data provide information on non-fatal overdoses, but include a significant lag in... Read more

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