Success Stories

CDC’s National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP) is a collaboration between CDC and local and state health departments that collect, analyze, and share patient encounter data from emergency departments, urgent and ambulatory care centers, and inpatient healthcare settings, as well as pharmacy and laboratory data. These data are used to improve local, state, and national situational awareness and enhance responsiveness to hazardous events and outbreaks.

The Syndromic Surveillance Community of Practice works to improve

  • Data representativeness;
  • Data quality, timeliness, and utility;
  • Practice of syndromic surveillance; and
  • Use of syndromic data for public health action and response.
Featured Success Story

Florida Zika

Syndromic Surveillance Identifies Unreported Cases of Zika Virus Disease, 2016–2017Cdc-pdf

Zika virus disease became a significant public health problem in Brazil in 2015 and quickly spread to other South American and Central American countries.

Syndromic Surveillance in Action
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