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1st Edition

Disease Surveillance
Technological Contributions to Global Health Security

ISBN 9781482254396
Published February 18, 2016 by CRC Press
197 Pages - 26 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Disease Surveillance: Technological Contributions to Global Health Security reminds us of the continued vulnerability of the world to contagious infections. The book presents examples of disease surveillance systems and evaluates promising advances as well as opportunities for new systems. It also explains how newer technologies can allow countries to comply with the International Health Regulations established by the World Health Organization.

The book covers various topics including international health regulations policy, challenges surrounding system deployment and implementation, data visualization techniques, the strengths and weaknesses of open source software, and legal considerations surrounding such software.

This book will show you how new reporting requirements, combined with new technologies, big data sources, and sophisticated analytic approaches now enable the public health community to identify potential outbreaks and initiate a response earlier than at any other time in history.

Table of Contents


Introduction to Electronic Disease Surveillance

David L. Blazes and Sheri H. Lewis

International Health Regulations: Policy

Rebecca Katz, Sarah Kornblet, Erin M. Sorrell, Claire Standley, and Julie Fischer

Public Health Surveillance System Considerations

Carmen C. Mundaca-Shah, John Mark Velasco, and Julie A. Pavlin

Surveillance Challenges in Resource-Limited Settings

Karen Saylors

The Role and Functional Components of Statistical Alerting Methods for Biosurveillance

Howard S. Burkom

Effective Public Health Data Visualization

Neil F. Abernethy and Lauren N. Carroll


The International Health Regulations in Practice: Surveillance and a Global Community Seeking Health Security

David Brett-Major and Dennis Faix

Possible Solutions for Sustainable Surveillance Systems

Christopher L. Perdue

mHealth and Its Role in Disease Surveillance

Lavanya Vasudevan, Soma Ghoshal, and Alain B. Labrique

Global Health and Open Source Software (OSS): An Example of Legal Considerations Impacting Technology and Global Health Policy Implementation

Erin N. Hahn

The Role of Mass Gathering Surveillance

Shraddha Patel

Promising Advances in Surveillance Technology for Global Health Security

Sheri H. Lewis, Howard S. Burkom, Steve Babin, and David L. Blazes

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Edited by

David L. Blazes, MD, MPH, Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Sheri H. Lewis, MPH, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Maryland, USA