New to Syndromic Surveillance?

New to Syndromic Surveillance?

Syndromic data are captured in nearly real time, which is particularly helpful for assessing the public’s health at any given time or for monitoring specific conditions (i.e., asthma, influenza-like illness). Syndromic surveillance can help you recognize an emerging environmental hazard that affects public health (respiratory problems from a chemical spill) and can also help you identify illness before diagnoses are confirmed and reported.

Because of the immediacy of syndromic data, you’ll need a strong understanding of what these data represent so that your interpretation is accurate. You’ll also need to understand the strengths and limitations of syndromic surveillance before integrating it fully into daily practice.

The resources listed below will help you gain a better understanding of syndromic surveillance.

Syndromic Surveillance

Monitoring, Analyzing, and Responding to Syndromic Surveillance Data

A Vision for ePublic Health and Informatics

Page last reviewed: September 24, 2021