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A Visual Analytics Toolkit for Evaluating Potential Syndromic Outbreaks


Our toolkit adds statistical trend analysis, interactive plots, and kernel density estimation to an existing spatio-temporal visualization platform. The goal of these tools is to provide both a quick assessment of the current syndromic levels across a large area and then allow the analyst to view the actual data for a specific region or hospital over a period of time along with an indication as to whether or not a given data point is statistically significant. The sample data used for this toolkit come from over 70 emergency rooms throughout the state of Indiana.



This paper presents a toolkit designed to aid in the assessment of disease outbreak by visualizing spatiotemporal trends and interactively displaying detailed statistical data.

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