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Volume 16, Number 4—April 2010


Innovative Uses for Syndromic Surveillance

Erin K. O’ConnellComments to Author , Guoyan Zhang, Fermin Leguen, Anthoni Llau, and Edhelene Rico
Author affiliations: Miami–Dade County Health Department, Miami, Florida, USA

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Table 1

Emergency department visits with meningococcemia in the chief complaint, Miami–Dade County, Florida, USA, August 31, 2008*

Time of visit Patient age, y Chief complaint
9:48 pm 3 Exposure to meningococcemia
9:47 pm 8 Exposure to meningococcemia
9:45 pm 11 Exposure to meningococcemia
11:50 pm 9 Exposure to meningococcemia
11:58 pm 10 Meningococcemia

*All 5 patients were girls who visited the same hospital and came from the same ZIP code area.

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