Syndromic Surveillance is the real-time (or near real-time) collection, analysis, interpretation and dissemination of health-related data to enable the early identification of the impact (or absence of impact) of potential human or veterinary public-health threats which require effective public health action.
The Public Health England (PHE) Real-time Syndromic Surveillance Team (ReSST) co-ordinate several national syndromic systems and produce routine syndromic surveillance bulletins and reports. Further information on each of these systems, and the latest available surveillance data are available on these web pages.
Latest Real-time Syndromic Surveillance Team Publications
House T, Inglis N, Ross JV, Wilson F, Suleman S, Edeghere O, Smith G, Olowokure B, Keeling MJ. Estimation of outbreak severity and transmissibility: Influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 in households. BMC Med. 2012;10(1):117. BMC Medicine [external link]
S. E. Harcourt, J. Fletcher, P. Loveridge, A. Bains, R. Morbey, A. Yeates, B. McCloskey, B. Smyth, S. Ibbotson, G. E. Smith and A. J. Elliot. Developing a new syndromic surveillance system for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Epidemiol Infect 2012, doi:10.1017/S0950268812001781. Epidemiology & Infection [external link]
A paper describing the HPA enhanced surveillance for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, including the syndromic surveillance systems utilised during the Games.
E Severi, E Heinsbroek, C Watson, M Catchpole, HPA Olympics Surveillance Work Group. Infectious disease surveillance for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Euro Surveill 2012;17(31):pii=20232. Eurosurveillance [external link]
The PHE syndromic surveillance team are associated partners in a project co-financed by the European commission through the Executive Agency for Health and Consumers. Triple-S encompasses an inventory of existing and proposed syndromic surveillance systems in Europe and will also provide scientific and technical guidance for the development and implementation of syndromic surveillance systems for both human and animal health. More information can be found at http://www.syndromicsurveillance.eu [external link]
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