Huijian Cheng

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Introduction Aberration detection methods are essential for analyzing and interpreting large quantity of nonspecific real-time data collected in syndromic surveillance system. However, the challenge lies in distinguishing true outbreak signals from a large amount of false alarm (1). The joint use of surveillance algorithms might be helpful to guide the(More)
1School of Public Health, Fudan University, Shanghai, China; 2Jiangxi Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Nanchang, China; 3Division of Global Health (IHCAR), Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden; 4Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Tongji Medical College,(More)
Methods A total of 167 health facilities including 2 county hospitals, 15 township hospitals and 150 village health stations were sampled as surveillance sites in 2 counties in Jiangxi province, China. Health facility visits of patients with ten major symptoms including fever, cough, sore throat, diarrhea, and nausea/vomiting, together with their age and(More)
BACKGROUND On 23 May 2012, a university in Jiangxi, China reported a gastroenteritis outbreak. We investigated the outbreak to identify the agent, source and mode of transmission and to recommend control measures. METHODS A case was defined as any person from the university with onset of diarrhoea (≥ 3 times/24h) from 1 to 31 May 2012. Active case finding(More)
1Fudan University, Shanghai, China; 2Jiangxi Province Center for Disease Prevention and Control, Nanchang, China; 3Future Position X, Gävle,, Sweden; 4Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China; 5Division of Global Health (IHCAR), Department of(More)
Introduction To meet the long-term needs of public health and social development of China, it is in urgency to establish a comprehensive response system and crisis management mechanism for public health emergencies. Syndromic surveillance system has great advantages in promoting early detection of epidemics and reducing the burden of disease outbreak(More)
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