Evaluation of school absenteeism data for early outbreak detection, New York City
- Alert System to Detect Possible School-based Outbreaks of Influenza-like Illness. Mann, Pamela; O'Connell, Erin; Zhang, Guoyan; Llau, Anthoni; Rico, Edhelene; Leguen, Fermin C. // Emerging Infectious Diseases;Feb2011, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p262
To evaluate the usefulness of school absentee data in identifying outbreaks as part of syndromic surveillance, we examined data collected from public schools in Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA. An innovative automated alert system captured information about school-specific absenteeism to detect...
- School attendance: Less than perfect can be even better. Dutton, Melissa Kossler // Bay Windows;10/6/2011, Vol. 29 Issue 43, Special section p8
The article reports that school districts in the U.S. are reviewing their attendance policies which focus on perfect attendance, because of growing concerns about public health.
- The Household-Based Socio-Economic Index for Every District in Peninsular Malaysia. Abdul Rahman, Nuzlinda; Zakaria, Syerrina // World Academy of Science, Engineering & Technology;Oct2012, Issue 70, p184
Deprivation indices are widely used in public health study. These indices are also referred as the index of inequalities or disadvantage. Even though, there are many indices that have been built before, it is believed to be less appropriate to use the existing indices to be applied in other...
- School Absenteeism Among Children. NAIR, M. K. C. // Indian Pediatrics;Nov2010, Vol. 47 Issue 11, p921
The author addresses the issue of school absenteeism among children, particularly in India. The author believes that absenteeism from school is a serious public health issue for mental health professionals, physicians and educators, and that it is a key risk factor for violence, injury,...
- Childhood asthma admissions peak with return to school. Dobson, Roger // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);8/26/2006, Vol. 333 Issue 7565, p410
The article reports that hospital admissions due to asthma in children peak in the first few days of school. A report in "Public Health" shows that admissions rise steadily throughout the first four weeks of the school year. Study authors say the results show returning to a group setting after...
- Public health in New York City, 2002-2007: confronting epidemics of the modern era. Thomas R Frieden; Mary T Bassett; Lorna E Thorpe; Thomas A Farley // International Journal of Epidemiology;Oct2008, Vol. 37 Issue 5, p966
Long after the leading causes of death in the United States shifted from infectious diseases to chronic diseases, many public health agencies have not established effective policies and programmes to prevent current health problems. Starting in 2002, the New York City health department, an...
- Limited measles outbreak, Tunisia, 2002. // Weekly Epidemiological Record;10/11/2002, Vol. 77 Issue 41, p341
Reports on the decline of measle outbreak in Tunisia. National immunization program; Rate of disease transmission; Percentage of vaccination coverage levels.
- INTERNATIONAL HEALTH REGULATIONS. // Weekly Epidemiological Record;1/30/2004, Vol. 79 Issue 5, p52
Presents international health regulations on notifications of diseases received from 23 to 29 January 2004.
- U.S. Virgin Islands and Caribbean HIV epidemic need more attention, researchers say. // AIDS Alert;Apr2008, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p42
The article reports on the inadequate attention received by the Caribbean region from HIV researchers and public health officials, which resulted to an epidemic, according to Hilary Surratt, scientist with the Center for Drug and Alcohol Studies of the University of Delaware in Coral Gables,...