EpiCenter successfully detected the New Year. As clearly shown by the system’s “Alcohol Related” classification, the U.S had a merry holiday.
Syndromic surveillance isn’t just for detecting bio-terrorism, apparently. Previous festive events detected by syndromic surveillance systems include Super Bowl XL, when merry sports fans checked into Ohio hospitals on their way back to Pittsburgh from Detroit.
Tongue-in-cheek comments aside, Happy New Year to everyone. May it be a safe and healthy one.