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

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Rhee, C., Burkom, H., Yoon, C., Tak, S., Katz, A., & Stewart, M. (2015). Military Real-time Syndromic Surveillance System for Biosurveillance Portal in Korea. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics, 7(1).


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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