R Group for Biosurveillance

Mission

The mission of the R Group for Biosurveillance is to connect R users and Advance the Practice of R in Public Health Surveillance

Objectives

December 28, 2018

Development of an R Package for Syndromic Surveillance: Translating Research into Tools for the Veterinary Epidemiologist

A review of the development of veterinary syndromic surveillance in 2011 indicated that the field was incipient, but fast growing. Many countries are starting to explore different sources of data for syndromic surveillance. Some of the data streams evaluated share similarities with those used in public health syndromic surveillance, such as clinical records and laboratory data. However, many unique animal data sources have arisen, such as abattoir and carcass collection data.

August 22, 2018

An Open Source Web Services Toolkit for Event Detection Algorithms

As major disease outbreaks are rare, empirical evaluation of statistical methods for outbreak detection requires the use of modified or completely simulated health event data in addition to real data. Comparisons of different techniques will be more reliable when they are evaluated on the same sets of artificial and real data. To this end, we are developing a toolkit for implementing and evaluating outbreak detection methods and exposing this framework via a web services interface.

July 30, 2018

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NSSP Community of Practice

Email: syndromic@cste.org

 

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