Provides a coherent and comprehensive account of the theory and practice of real-time human disease outbreak detection, explicitly recognizing the revolution in practices of infection control and public health surveillance.
Reviews the current mathematical, statistical, and computer science systems for early detection of disease outbreaks Provides extensive coverage of existing surveillance data Discusses experimental methods for data measurement and evaluation Addresses engineering and practical implementation of effective early detection systems *Includes real case studies
Public health professionals, medical informaticians, and consultants for biodefense systems. Government health officials and decision-makers involved with public health and bioterrorism response will also find the book of interest.
Section Contents: Preface Acknowledgments Part I: The Challenge of Biodefense Part II: Organizations that Conduct Biosurveillance and the Data they Collect Part III: Analysis Part IV. Other Sources of Surveillance Data Part V: Decision Making Part VI: Building Biosurveillance Systems Epilogue: The Future of Biosurveillance
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- © Academic Press 2006
- 25th May 2006
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Real-time Outbreak and Disease Surveillance (RODS) Laboratory, Center for Biomedical Informatics University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Del Rey Technologies, Kansas City, Missouri, USA