Identification

Name

Early Aberration Reporting System

Short name

EARS

Status

Active

Category

Tool / Software

People
(1) Konrad Hayashi, gxv6@cdc.gov
Organizations
(1) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
(2) Division of Health Informatics and Surveillance (CDC) (DHIS)
Update frequency

Daily

Created

2012-10-05 13:44:46+00:00

Modified

2016-07-07 17:48:36.786070+00:00

Basic Information

Overview

The Early Aberration Reporting System (EARS) is a tool used to analyze and visualize public health surveillance data, and assist in the early identification of outbreaks of disease and bioterrorism events. EARS is convenient, easy to use, and available at no cost.

Goals
(1) Early detection
(2) Early warning
Year start

2001

URL http://www.bt.cdc.gov/surveillance/ears/
Related system
(1) Epi Info (Epi Info)

Disease and Geography

Locations
(1) All States and Territories
Geography

No

Disease properties
(1) Emerging or re-emerging
(2) Notifiable diseases (USA)
(3) Select agents or toxins

Datastreams

Data sources
(1) Ambulance/EMT Records
(2) ED/Hospital Records
(3) Employment/School Records
(4) Help Lines
(5) Sales
(6) Sales