Description

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.

Key Features

*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

Readership

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.

Table of Contents

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

Details

No. of pages:
624
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2006
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Electronic ISBN:
9780080459998
Print ISBN:
9780123693785
Print ISBN:
9781493300686

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