Identification

Author

Hartley DM, Nelson NP, Walters R, Arthur R, Yangarber R, et al.

Title

Landscape of international event-based biosurveillance

Year

2010

Publication type

Article

Journal

Emerging Health Threats Journal

Modified

2016-07-25 15:46:48.829876+00:00

Details

Volume

3

Number

e3

Access

Language

English

URL http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3167659/
DOI

10.3134/ehtj.10.003

Accessed

2016-05-10

Extended information

Abstract

Event-based biosurveillance is a scientific discipline in which diverse streams of data, available from the Internet, are characterized prospectively to provide information on infectious disease events. Biosurveillance complements traditional public health surveillance to provide both early warning of infectious disease events as well as situational awareness. The Global Health Security Action Group (GHSAG) of the Global Health Security Initiative is developing a biosurveillance capability that integrates and leverages component systems from member nations. This work discusses these biosurveillance systems and identifies needed future studies.