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Consensus Syndrome Definitions

We created reference syndrome definitions from the consensus of 18 investigators who currently have or are building syndromic surveillance systems. The purpose of generating the syndrome definitions was to assist public health in monitoring, characterizing, detecting, and responding to changes in population health based on patients’ initial clinical presentation of acute outbreaks and exposures.

You may go to http://bioportal.bioontology.org/ontologies/40646 to download an OWL ontology of the syndrome definitions.

Published resources:
ISDS 2009 Abstract: Creating a Vocabulary from Consensus Syndrome Definitions
ISDS 2009 Abstract: SSO: The Syndromic Surveillance Ontology