Syndromic surveillance to assess the potential public health impact of the Icelandic volcanic ash plume across the United Kingdom, April 2010

Alex Elliot, N. Singh, P. Loveridge, S. Harcourt, S. Smith, R. Pnaiser, K. Kavanagh, C. Robertson, C. N. Ramsay, J. McMenamin, A. Kibble, Virginia Murray, S. Ibbotson, M. Catchpole, B. McCloskey, Gillian Smith

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    Abstract

    The Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland erupted on 14 April 2010 emitting a volcanic ash plume that spread across the United Kingdom and mainland Europe. The Health Protection Agency and Health Protection Scotland used existing syndromic surveillance systems to monitor community health during the incident: there were no particularly unusual increases in any of the monitored conditions. This incident has again demonstrated the use of syndromic surveillance systems for monitoring community health in real time.

    Original languageEnglish
    JournalEurosurveillance
    Volume15
    Issue number23
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010

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