National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP)

Novel Coronavirus

Epidemiologists Use NSSP-ESSENCE Dashboard to Supplement Case-Finding for COVID-19

To monitor potential coronavirus encounters and supplement traditional case-finding activities, epidemiologist Natasha Close, Washington State Department of Health, created a dashboard in the NSSP myESSENCE to visualize syndromic surveillance query results. The dashboard provides an excellent starting point for other epidemiologists who want to monitor for novel coronavirus. As of January 30, 2020, at least 90 other users had downloaded Close’s dashboard.

About the NSSP

Learn how syndromic surveillance detects and monitors health events through the National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP) and its community of practice.

Syndromic Surveillance in Action

Learn how syndromic surveillance has improved the nation’s public health in success stories from our local and state public health department partners.

How NSSP Partners Across CDC

Learn how NSSP partners with programs across CDC to improve syndromic surveillance and respond to health events like the opioid overdose epidemic, vaping lung disease outbreak, and Zika virus infection.

NSSP Technical Resources

Access our resources for syndromic surveillance practitioners such as the NSSP Community of Practice, Knowledge Repository, BioSense Platform and tools, onboarding materials, and quick start guides.

Page last reviewed: February 13, 2020