Surveillance system gives immediate data on health spikes

04/18/2006 | Blade (Toledo, Ohio), The

A new surveillance system, known as the Real-time Outbreak and Disease Surveillance System, or RODS, tracks hospital emergency room admissions and over-the-counter medication sales, with the rationale that a spike in either could suggest a possible disease outbreak. The number of states using the system has grown to 11, and more states have shown an interest.

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