"How Would you Know if you Were Safe?"
Syndropic surveillance was applied to track the outbreak of a widespread disease. People who engage in syndromic surveillance, like the CDC, apply their surveillance by using health-related data that precede diagnosis and signal the proficiency of the disease and the likelihood of it causing a world wide outbreak.
In the past, syndromic surveillance has been most utilized to target investigations of potential cases -- but the utility of detecting outbreaks has been even more helpful in the world of bioterrorism.
In regards to the influenza pandemic that is threatening the world, syndromic surveillance software is becoming readily available to countries all over the world.
By adding the statistics of your area to this database of information you can make those around you aware of the threatening illness that may be coming your way.