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dc.contributor.authorFricker, Ronald D. Jr.
dc.dateDecember 25, 2006
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-06T00:07:05Z
dc.date.available2014-02-06T00:07:05Z
dc.date.issued2006-12
dc.identifier.citationFricker, R.D., Jr. (2008). Syndromic Surveillance, in Encyclopedia of Quantitative Risk Analysis and Assessment, Melnick, E., and Everitt, B. (eds.), John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 1743-1752.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/38766
dc.descriptionin Encyclopedia of Quantitative Risk Analysis and Assessment, Melnick, E., and Everitt, B. (eds.), John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 1743-1752.en_US
dc.description.abstractSyndromic surveillance is the regular collection, analysis, and interpretation of real-time and near-real-time indicators of diseases and other outbreaks by public health organizations. Motivated by the threat of bioterrorism, syndromic surveillance systems are being developed and implemented around the world. In a 2004 systematic review of publicly available information, 115 surveillance systems were identified, of which 29 were found that were designed specifically for detecting bioterrorism. In spite of their development, it is unknown how effective these systems will be at quickly detecting a bioterrorism attack. However, under the rubric of electronic biosurveillance, the goal of some of these systems has recently been expanded to include both early event detection and situational awareness, so that the focus is not simply on detection, but also on response and consequence management. Regardless of their utility for detecting bioterrorism, there seems to be consensus that these biosurveillance systems are likely to be useful for detecting and responding to natural disease outbreaks such as seasonal and pandemic flu, and thus they have the potential to significantly advance and modernize the practice of public health surveillance.en_US
dc.rightsdefined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleSyndromic Surveillance, An Article for The Encyclopedia for Quantitative Risk Assessmenten_US
dc.typeBook Chapteren_US
dc.contributor.departmentOperations Research (OR)
dc.subject.authorbiosurveillance, bioterrorism, public health, early event detection, situational awarenessen_US


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