syndromic surveillance


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syndromic surveillance

Monitoring the health of a community by searching for specific signs or symptoms present in it. It is a public health strategy used to identify disease trends before they become epidemic, e.g. the first signs or symptoms of bioterrorism.
See also: surveillance
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The results of this analysis confirm that ambulatory syndromic surveillance detected increases in ILI activity during both phases of the pandemic (H1N1) 2009 spring outbreak in NYC.
three laboratory-confirmed norovirus outbreaks) were detected through initial screening at a camp sponsored by the same organization in 2001; however, no additional GI illness outbreaks were identified by the syndromic surveillance system implemented at that camp (1).
Syndromic surveillance has been implemented to provide early recognition of a bioterrorist attack and in other settings in which an epidemic potential exists (8).
Syndromic surveillance systems use statistical algorithms to alert users when the number of reports for a syndrome exceeds the norm (6).
ED syndromic surveillance typically uses a patient's chief complaint (CC) as recorded by a triage nurse.
Assessment of a syndromic surveillance system based on morbidity data: results from the Oscour network during a heat wave.
Syndromic surveillance demonstrated a sharp increase in overdoses reported by EDs on June 5 (Figure).
Syndromic surveillance is well-established in Sint Maarten, with seven sentinel sites throughout the country reporting cases of undifferentiated fever (UDF) to the General Health Care Section of the Department of Collective Prevention Services at the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministerie van Volksgezondheid, Sociale Ontwikkeling en Arbeid Zaken, VSA) in Philipsburg.
Although syndromic surveillance is capable of detecting ARIs outbreaks timely and are not dependent on Lab-based outbreak detection, we argue that lack of PVP leads to non-compliance to the objective of the system.
The researchers also determined that Zika virus was circulating in Rio de Janeiro as early as January 2015 - "at least five months before its detection was announced by the health authorities, which must be taken into consideration for future design and implementation of effective syndromic surveillance systems," they wrote.
The researchers also determined that Zika virus was circulating in Rio de Janeiro as early as January 2015--"at least 5 months before its detection was announced by the health authorities, which must be taken into consideration for future design and implementation of effective syndromic surveillance systems," they wrote.