New York City syndromic surveillance systems.

  title={New York City syndromic surveillance systems.},
  author={Richard T. Heffernan and Farzad Mostashari and Debjani Das and Melanie C. Besculides and Christina Rodriguez and Jane A Greenko and Linda Steiner-Sichel and Sharon Balter and A. K{\'a}rp{\'a}ti and Patric Thomas and Michael Phillips and Joel Ackelsberg and Evan H Lee and Jennifer C. F. Leng and Julie Hartman and K H Metzger and Richard Rosselli and Don Weiss},
  journal={MMWR supplements},
New York City's first syndromic surveillance systems were established in 1995 to detect outbreaks of waterborne illness. In 1998, daily monitoring of ambulance dispatch calls for influenza-like illness began. After the 2001 World Trade Center attacks, concern about biologic terrorism led to the development of surveillance systems to track chief complaints of patients reporting to emergency departments, over-the-counter and prescription pharmacy sales, and worker absenteeism. These systems have… CONTINUE READING
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