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National Respiratory and Enteric Virus Surveillance System

The National Respiratory and Enteric Virus Surveillance System (NREVSS) is a web laboratory-based product that monitors temporal and geographic patterns associated with the detection of respiratory syncytial (RSV), human parainfluenza viruses (HPIV), respiratory and enteric adenoviruses and rotavirus.

NREVSS was upgraded from Classic ASP to .NET 3.5 (total makeover) and is now being upgraded to .NET 4.0. The surveillance coordinators have over 1,500 laboratories that report viral test results through NREVSS. They, the coordinators, decided to give their users the ability to produce meaning reports and this was implemented using Microsoft's new charting controls coupled with their original reporting model. When combined, these two reporting models give the ability to produce high quality reports without common pixelation issues.

Laboratories submitting data to NREVSS will now have several trend analysis reports that can be generated for their specific lab or region.

Pathogen Discovery Detection Application

The pathogen discovery group of the Division of Viral Diseases receives specimens from other labs when the contents of samples cannot be determined. The Pathogen Discovery Detection Application (PDDA) is being upgrade from a MS Access file to a robust web system. Scientist will use PDDA to track the life cycle of samples that arrive. Some areas of the application involve a freezer inventory, recording Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) results, gel management, and generating aliquots and extractions from samples. Advance techniques being used to develop the system in some areas include Domain Driven Design (DDD), Event Sourcing, and Command Query Responsibility Separation (CQRS).