Disease outbreak detection system using syndromic data in the greater Washington DC area.

@article{Lewis2002DiseaseOD,
  title={Disease outbreak detection system using syndromic data in the greater Washington DC area.},
  author={Michael David Lewis and Julie A. Pavlin and Jay L. Mansfield and S O'brien and Louis G Boomsma and Yevgeniy Elbert and Patrick W. Kelley},
  journal={American journal of preventive medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={180-6}
}
BACKGROUND Many infectious disease outbreaks, including those caused by intentional attacks, may first present insidiously as ill-defined syndromes or unexplained deaths. While there is no substitute for the astute healthcare provider or laboratorian alerting the health department of unusual patient presentations, suspicious patterns may be apparent at the community level well before patient-level data raise an alarm. METHODS Through centralized Department of Defense medical information… CONTINUE READING