The National Syndromic Surveillance Program (NSSP) is a community-based cooperation between federal, state and local health authorities and partners for the timely exchange of syndromatic data. This data, collected in near real-time, aims to raise awareness of the situation and react to dangerous events and epidemics. To support national emergency prevention, the U.S. Congress has passed legislation and approved funding to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to establish an integrated national public health surveillance system to rapidly detect and assess bioterrorism-related events. To meet these needs, CDC launched BioSense in 2003. Since 2011, the focus has been on raising awareness of the situation in terms of prevention and response to all hazards. .