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MMWR: Notes from the Field: Monitoring Out-of-State Patients During a Hurricane Response Using Syndr

Thursday, December 14, 2017   (0 Comments)

n late August and early September of 2017, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma swept through the Caribbean and made landfall in the continental United States. As Texas and Florida readied for direct impacts of the storms, nearby states prepared for the arrival of internally displaced persons. During the weeks surrounding the storms, the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) supported all-hazards situational awareness for public health partners by enhancing syndromic surveillance activities, i.e., the monitoring of symptom combinations or other indicators within a population to inform public health action (1).

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