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The past decade has seen the rise of many new diseases, and the re-emergence of others which were thought to have been brought under control. This is the combined result of the expansion of global trade and travel, the increases in populations of both humans and animals, and environmental... Read more

Content type: Case Study

Pakistan being a subtropical region is highly susceptible to water-borne, air-borne and vector-borne infectious diseases (IDs). Each year, millions of its people are exposed to, and infected with, deadly pathogens including hepatitis, tuberculosis, malaria, and now-a-days dengue fever (DF).... Read more

Content type: Case Study

Presented January 11, 2018.

The purpose of the event was to stimulate and facilitate constructive communication and collaboration among analytic method developers and practitioners charged with routine public health surveillance, ranging from disease outbreak surveillance to chronic... Read more

Content type: Webinar

The OH-SMART mapping tool was developed to assist agencies in coordinating effective outbreak response planning. OH-SMART gives people from different disciplines a practical way to apply business process improvement and participatory leadership methods to their multi-sectoral system.  It... Read more

Content type: Surveillance Tools and Systems

The Influenza Risk Assessment Tool (IRAT) is an evaluation tool developed by CDC and external influenza experts that assesses the potential pandemic risk posed by influenza A viruses that currently circulate in animals but not in humans. The IRAT assesses potential pandemic risk based on two... Read more

Content type: Surveillance Tools and Systems

Presented April 24, 2018.

*This article was selected as the second prize awardee of the 2018 ISDS Awards for Outstanding Research Articles in Biosurveillance in the category of "Scientific Achievement."

Anthrax Assist provides public health practitioners with scenario- and... Read more

Content type: Webinar

Public health surveillance largely relies on the use of surveillance systems to facilitate the identification and investigation of epidemiologic concerns reflected in data. In order to support public health response, these systems must present relevant information, and be user-friendly, dynamic... Read more

Content type: Abstract

Presented December 13, 2018.

For public health surveillance, is machine learning worth the effort? What methods are relevant? Do you need special hardware? This talk was motivated by these and other questions asked by ISDS members. It will focus on providing practical—and slightly... Read more

Content type: Webinar

Syndromic surveillance systems have historically focused on aggregating data into syndromes for analysis and visualization. These syndromes provide users a way to quickly filter large amounts of data into a manageable number of streams to analyze. Additionally, ESSENCE users have the ability to... Read more

Content type: Abstract

Global targets for elimination of human rabies mediated by dogs have been set for 2030. In the Americas countries are progressing towards interruption of transmission and declaration of rabies freedom1. Guidance for managing elimination programmes to ensure continued progress during the endgame... Read more

Content type: Abstract

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