Announcement: New System for Monitoring Emergency Department Visits for Influenza-Like Illness

October 2009
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;10/9/2009, Vol. 58 Issue 39, Special section p1
The article reports on the partnership between the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the International Society for Disease Surveillance and the Public Health Informatics Institute to enhance surveillance for influenza-like illness (ILI) through the Distribute system. The system aggregates information from hospital emergency department (ED) syndromic surveillance systems. The web site www.ISDSDistribute.org shows the trends in ILI visits from participating health departments.


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