Military Real-time Syndromic Surveillance System for Biosurveillance Portal in Korea

ChulWoo Rhee, Howard Burkom, Changgyo Yoon, Sangwoo Tak, Aaron Katz, Miles Stewart


As a part of the Korea-US joint Biosurveillance Portal project, we have developed the military syndromic surveillance system with electronic medical records from military hospitals for early identification of bio-terror related events among Armed Forces in Korea. Respiratory, Gastrointestinal, Botulism, Dermatologic, Neurologic, Hemorrhagic and Fever syndromes were defined by different ICD-10 codes and their alert thresholds were developed based on the characteristics of time series derived using daily counts of ICD-10 codes for each syndrome.

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Online Journal of Public Health Informatics * ISSN 1947-2579 *