Erika Samoff

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More than a decade into the 21(st) century, the ability to effectively monitor community health status, as well as forecast, detect, and respond to disease outbreaks and other events of public health significance, remains a major challenge. As an issue that affects population health, economic stability, and global security, the public health surveillance(More)
reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Objective Our objective was to describe changes in use following syndromic surveillance system modifications and assess the effectiveness of these modifications. Introduction Syndromic surveillance systems offer richer understanding of population health. However, because of their(More)
We present a discrete-event simulation model of the response of a local public health department (LHD) to pertussis cases. We take a comprehensive view of public health actions, beginning with detection of an individual patient, confirmation of the case by physician and lab tests, and contact tracing and isolation of contacts by LHD personnel. We explicitly(More)
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