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Table 2 Sample fully identified line list. (Synthetic data for purposes of illustration).

From: Distributed data processing for public health surveillance

Index Syndrome Visit date Visit Comment Age group Gender City Zip code Event type Temp DOB Provider ID Medical Rec# ICD9 codes Tests ordered
18 Botulism-like 2/17/2006 New!! 35 to 39 M Winchester 01890 Visit 0 6/3/1968 E263 234839 Visual Disturbances;spec None
20 Botulism-like 2/17/2006 Last Visit 02/14/2006 5 to 12 F Medford 02155 Visit 0 19/06/1999 E126 2623357 Diplopia None
51 Fever 2/17/2006 Last Visit 01/31/2006 1 to 4 F North Reading 01864 Visit 98.9 6/1/2003 11646 70462348 Viral Infections Unspecified;Unspecified Viral Infection CSF
52 Fever 2/17/2006 New!! 60 to 64 M Arlington 02476 Visit 97.4 14/01/1942 P036 70394015 Viral Infections Unspecified; Unspecified Viral Infection None
107 GI:lower 2/17/2006 New!! 1 to 4 M Ayer 01432 Tel. call 0 13/02/2003 C241 1696943 Abdominal Pain, unspecif.; Shortness Of Breath None
108 GI:lower 2/17/2006 New!! 13 to 19 F Burlington 01803 Visit 98.2 15/11/1991 11646 70463731 Gastroenteritis/colitis N None
378 Neurological 2/17/2006 Last Visit 02/10/2006 40 to 44 M Wilmington 01887 Tel. call 0 1/8/1961 18503 70458803 Convulsions, Other None
379 Neurological 2/17/2006 New!! 55 to 59 M Lowell 01854 Visit 0 29/05/1947 F609 1635454 Headache None
411 Rash 2/17/2006 New!! 50 to 54 M Weymouth 02188 Tel. call 0 15/11/1953 19217 70363320 Herpes Simplex Nos None
434 Respiratory 2/17/2006 New!! 13 to 19 F Hyde Park 02136 Visit 98.1 20/10/1988 18461 489441 Bronchitis Acute;Cough None
435 Respiratory 2/17/2006 Last Visit 01/30/2006 40 to 44 F Belmont 02478 Visit 0 6/9/1963 P326 392719 Mononucleosis, Infectious None
  1. Note: This report is kept by the health-care organization. Some or all records can be shared with the health department when a cluster requires follow-up of individual cases. Temp = patient temperature if recorded.