TABLE 1-2Potential Sources of Data for Syndromic Surveillance

  • Emergency rooms
  • Over-the-counter drug sales of symptomatic therapies
  • School and/or work absenteeism
  • Nurse advice lines
  • Ambulatory clinics
  • Laboratory test requests (e.g., fecal ova and parasite)
  • Prescriptions
  • Emergency medical systems (911)
  • Hospital and intensive care unit surveillance for syndromes
  • Unexplained deaths
  • Wild and domesticated animal health

SOURCE: Kelley (2006).

From: 1, Surveillance Strategies

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