Identification

Name

Statistical Outbreak Detection Algorithm

Short name

SODA

Status

Unknown

Category

Tool / Software

People
(1) Robert Hoekzema, Rhoekzema@cdc.gov
Organizations
(1) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
(2) United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Update frequency

Weekly

Created

2012-10-04 20:22:15+00:00

Modified

2016-02-12 23:58:08.107103+00:00

Basic Information

Overview

SODA is a tool developed for the Foodborne and Diarrheal Diseases Branch of the CDC. Pathogen information (Salmonella, Shigella and E. coli) received via PHLIS (Public Health Laboratory Information System) is exported and processed by the application on a daily basis to detect anomalies or unusual clusters in the reported versus expected isolate counts at the state, regional and national levels.

Goals
(1) Early detection

Datastreams

Data sources
(1) Clinic/Health Care Provider Records
(2) Laboratory Records