Early Detection of Influenza Activity Using Syndromic Surveillance in Missouri
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Wu, F., & Kelsey, A. (2013). Early Detection of Influenza Activity Using Syndromic Surveillance in Missouri. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics, 5(1). https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v5i1.4461

Abstract

This study compared weekly percent of influenza-like illness (ILI) in Early Notification of Community-based Epidemics (ESSENCE) to weekly counts of laboratory confirmed influenza cases and evaluated the early warning potential of the ESSENCE weekly ILI percent for five consecutive influenza seasons (2006-11) in Missouri. ESSENCE weekly ILI percent was significantly correlated with weekly counts of laboratory-confirmed influenza cases. Use of the ESSENCE percent ILI baseline provided two weeks of advanced warning for seasonal influenza activity. These findings justify the use of ESSENCE for influenza surveillance.
https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v5i1.4461
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