Public Health Preparedness and Situational Awareness Reports

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​OP&R's weekly Public Health Preparedness and Situational Awareness (PHPSA) Report, formerly known as the Public Health and Emergency Preparedness Bulletin, compiles data from various surveillance systems to provide a snapshot of disease throughout Maryland. The primary data source is DHMH's syndromic surveillance system, the Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-based Epidemics (ESSENCE). The report can be interpreted with a focus on a potential bioterrorism (BT) event. National and international reports of outbreaks due to organisms on the CDC Critical Biological Agent list are also included.  

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