Syndromic Surveillance is defined as the study of real time health related data that predate diagnosis and signals a ample probability that cause an outbreak of a disease which warrants public health response. Biodefense, as defined in Wikipedia, attributes to short term local measures designed to restore biosecurity to a collection of population in a certain area, who are subjected to biological warfare agents.
Syndromic Surveillance has been used for an early detection of outbreaks. They seek to use the existing health data for a quick analysis of potential outbreaks. Syndromic surveillance's ability to detect a terrorism-related outbreak earlier than traditional surveillance will remain unknown.
Last date updated on July, 2014