A companion animal syndromic surveillance system has been established at Purdue University to augment national U.S. efforts in bioterrorism detection. This system analyses electronic data from a veterinary practice with 360 hospitals in 42 states. Using syndromic definitions for clinical disease caused by CDC Category A and B bioterrorism agents, dogs and cats with corresponding clinical signs can be identified as potential cases, and geospatial analysis of mapped owner addresses used for cluster detection.
|Publication Title||GISVET'04: second international conference on the applications of GIS and spatial analysis to veterinary science, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, 23rd-25th June|
|Publisher||Veterinary Laboratories Agency|
|Location of Publication||Addlestone|
|Author Address||Dept. of Veterinary Pathobiology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA. email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org|
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