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Syndromic Surveillance and COVID-Like Illness

By | November 9th, 2020|Preparedness|

Public health utilizes several surveillance tools to monitor the spread of disease throughout a community. These tools, like case reporting, laboratory reporting, and syndromic surveillance, generate many of the data points that are displayed on our COVID-19 data dashboard. These surveillance tools are also used to monitor the metrics we use to set business reopening [...]

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Unique Approach to Timely Dengue and Chikungunya Surveillance

By | November 12th, 2015|Preparedness|

Dengue and chikungunya are two mosquito-borne viruses that Arizonans can contract when traveling outside the country. If a mosquito in Arizona bites an infected person during their illness, it would be possible for the virus to start spreading in the state. To prevent this from happening, it is important for public health to identify suspected [...]