RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – The National Institute of Statistical Sciences has won a $644,000 contract fromt eh National Science Foundation and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency to develop computer models of disease outbreaks in specific locations.
Teh Syndromic Surveillance project includes 10 organizations. It is intended to help health officials detect a disease outbreak days earlier than before.
Researchers from Duke, Clemson, the University of Georgia and the University of South Carolina are participating in the project.
It will gather information from hospital emergency room reports and other sources.
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