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CDC's National Syndromic Surveillance Program BioSense application is a public health surveillance system that increases the ability of health officials at local, state, and national levels to efficiently, rapidly and collaboratively monitor and respond to harmful health effects of exposure to disease or hazardous conditions.

BioSense provides public health officials a common electronic health information system with standardized tools and procedures for rapidly collecting, sharing, and evaluating information.

With BioSense, health officials can exchange information faster, improve their common awareness of health threats over time and across regional boundaries, and better coordinate investigations and community actions to protect health.