West Nile virus: a case study in how NY State Health Information infrastructure facilitates preparation and response to disease outbreaks.

@article{Gotham2001WestNV,
  title={West Nile virus: a case study in how NY State Health Information infrastructure facilitates preparation and response to disease outbreaks.},
  author={Ivan J. Gotham and Millicent Eidson and Dennis J. White and Benjamin J. Wallace and H O Chang and G S Johnson and John P Napoli and Debra L. Sottolano and Guthrie S. Birkhead and David Leroy Morse and Perry F. Smith},
  journal={Journal of public health management and practice : JPHMP},
  year={2001},
  volume={7 5},
  pages={
          75-86
        }
}
New York's (NY) Health Information Network (HIN) provided timely access to West Nile Virus (WNV) data during the initial outbreak in the late Summer 1999. In December 1999, NY developed a plan to deal with WNV in 2000 that required an integrated surveillance system for humans, birds, mammals, and mosquitoes. The HIN infrastructure allowed NY to deploy this system statewide in three months. Local health departments throughout NY used the system to report, track, and retrieve surveillance data as… CONTINUE READING
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