What’s the Buzz About Arboviral Disease Syndromic Surveillance?

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Iberg Johnson, J., & Scott-Waldron, C. (2016). What’s the Buzz About Arboviral Disease Syndromic Surveillance?. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics, 8(1). https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v8i1.6476


In response to local transmission of chikungunya virus in the Caribbean and the first travel-associated case in Louisiana in May of 2014, the Louisiana Office of Public Health Infectious Disease Epidemiology Section conducted an arboviral syndromic surveillance study to validate arboviral syndromes and evaluate the utility and practicality of detecting and monitoring arboviral disease using emergency department chief complaint, admit reason and diagnosis text data.

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