EpiCenter Detects a Happy New Year

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.