Handbook of Biosurveillance

1st Edition

Editors: Michael Wagner Andrew Moore Ron Aryel
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123693785
eBook ISBN: 9780080459998
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 25th May 2006
Page Count: 624
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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


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


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About the Editor

Michael Wagner

Affiliations and Expertise

Real-time Outbreak and Disease Surveillance (RODS) Laboratory, Center for Biomedical Informatics University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Andrew Moore

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Ron Aryel

Affiliations and Expertise

Del Rey Technologies, Kansas City, Missouri, USA