Alert System to Detect Possible School-based Outbreaks of Influenza-like Illness
Published Date:Feb 2011
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 17(2):262-264.
Influenza A Virus, H1N1 Subtype
Public Health Informatics
Description:To evaluate the usefulness of school absentee data in identifying outbreaks as part of syndromic surveillance, we examined data collected from public schools in Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA. An innovative automated alert system captured information about school-specific absenteeism to detect and provide real-time notification of possible outbreaks of influenza-like illness.
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