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Infectious Disease Informatics

by Daniel Zeng Hsinchun Chen Ping Yan

Computer-based infectious disease surveillance systems are capable of real-time or near real-time detection of serious illnesses and potential bioterrorism agent exposures and represent a major step forward in disease surveillance. Infectious Disease Informatics: Syndromic Surveillance for Public Health and Bio-Defense is an in-depth monograph that analyzes and evaluates the outbreak modeling and detection capabilities of existing surveillance systems under a unified framework, and presents the first book-length coverage of the subject from an informatics-driven perspective. Individual chapters consider the state of the art, including the facilitation of data collection, sharing and transmission; a focus on various outbreak detection methods; data visualization and information dissemination issues; and system assessment and other policy issues. Eight chapters then report on several real-world case studies, summarizing and comparing eight syndromic surveillance systems, including those that have been adopted by many public health agencies (e.g., RODS and BioSense). The book concludes with a discussion of critical issues and challenges, with a look to future directions. This book is an excellent source of current information for researchers in public health and IT. Government public health officials and private-sector practitioners in both public health and IT will find the most up-to-date information available, and students from a variety of disciplines, including public health, biostatistics, information systems, computer science, and public administration and policy will get a comprehensive look at the concepts, techniques, and practices of syndromic surveillance.

Infectious Disease Informatics and Biosurveillance

by Daniel Zeng Hsinchun Chen Mark Thurmond Carlos Castillo-Chavez William B. Lober

This book on Infectious Disease Informatics (IDI) and biosurveillance is intended to provide an integrated view of the current state of the art, identify technical and policy challenges and opportunities, and promote cross-disciplinary research that takes advantage of novel methodology and what we have learned from innovative applications. This book also fills a systemic gap in the literature by emphasizing informatics driven perspectives (e.g., information system design, data standards, computational aspects of biosurveillance algorithms, and system evaluation). Finally, this book attempts to reach policy makers and practitioners through the clear and effective communication of recent research findings in the context of case studies in IDI and biosurveillance, providing "hands-on" in-depth opportunities to practitioners to increase their understanding of value, applicability, and limitations of technical solutions. This book collects the state of the art research and modern perspectives of distinguished individuals and research groups on cutting-edge IDI technical and policy research and its application in biosurveillance. The contributed chapters are grouped into three units. Unit I provides an overview of recent biosurveillance research while highlighting the relevant legal and policy structures in the context of IDI and biosurveillance ongoing activities. It also identifies IDI data sources while addressing information collection, sharing, and dissemination issues as well as ethical considerations. Unit II contains survey chapters on the types of surveillance methods used to analyze IDI data in the context of public health and bioterrorism. Specific computational techniques covered include: text mining, time series analysis, multiple data streams methods, ensembles of surveillance methods, spatial analysis and visualization, social network analysis, and agent-based simulation. Unit III examines IT and decision support for public health event response and bio-defense. Practical lessons learned in developing public health and biosurveillance systems, technology adoption, and syndromic surveillance for large events are discussed. The goal of this book is to provide an understandable interdisciplinary IDI and biosurveillance reference either used as a standalone textbook or reference for students, researchers, and practitioners in public health, veterinary medicine, biostatistics, information systems, computer science, and public administration and policy.

Infectious Disease Movement in a Borderless World: Workshop Summary

by Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

Modern transportation allows people, animals, and plants--and the pathogens they carry--to travel more easily than ever before. The ease and speed of travel, tourism, and international trade connect once-remote areas with one another, eliminating many of the geographic and cultural barriers that once limited the spread of disease. Because of our global interconnectedness through transportation, tourism and trade, infectious diseases emerge more frequently; spread greater distances; pass more easily between humans and animals; and evolve into new and more virulent strains. The IOM's Forum on Microbial Threats hosted the workshop "Globalization, Movement of Pathogens (and Their Hosts) and the Revised International Health Regulations" December 16-17, 2008 in order to explore issues related to infectious disease spread in a "borderless" world. Participants discussed the global emergence, establishment, and surveillance of infectious diseases; the complex relationship between travel, trade, tourism, and the spread of infectious diseases; national and international policies for mitigating disease movement locally and globally; and obstacles and opportunities for detecting and containing these potentially wide-reaching and devastating diseases. This document summarizes the workshop.

Infectious Disease Surveillance

by Henriette De Valk Nkuchia M. M'Ikanatha Chris A. Van Beneden Ruth Lynfield

This fully updated edition of Infectious Disease Surveillance is for frontline public health practitioners, epidemiologists, and clinical microbiologists who are engaged in communicable disease control. It is also a foundational text for trainees in public health, applied epidemiology, postgraduate medicine and nursing programs. The second edition portrays both the conceptual framework and practical aspects of infectious disease surveillance. It is a comprehensive resource designed to improve the tracking of infectious diseases and to serve as a starting point in the development of new surveillance systems. Infectious Disease Surveillance includes over 45 chapters from over 100 contributors, and topics organized into six sections based on major themes.Section One highlights the critical role surveillance plays in public health and it provides an overview of the current International Health Regulations (2005) in addition to successes and challenges in infectious disease eradication. Section Two describes surveillance systems based on logical program areas such as foodborne illnesses, vector-borne diseases, sexually transmitted diseases, viral hepatitis healthcare and transplantation associated infections. Attention is devoted to programs for monitoring unexplained deaths, agents of bioterrorism, mass gatherings, and disease associated with international travel.Sections Three and Four explore the uses of the Internet and wireless technologies to advance infectious disease surveillance in various settings with emphasis on best practices based on deployed systems. They also address molecular laboratory methods, and statistical and geospatial analysis, and evaluation of systems for early epidemic detection.Sections Five and Six discuss legal and ethical considerations, communication strategies and applied epidemiology-training programs. The rest of the chapters offer public-private partnerships, as well lessons from the 2009-2010 H1N1 influenza pandemic and future directions for infectious disease surveillance.

Infectious Diseases

by D. Jay Grimes Phyllis Kanki

Infectious Diseases: Selected Entries from the Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology presents authoritative, peer-reviewed contributions from leading experts on a wide range of major infectious diseases of global importance. Infectious diseases account for more than 17 million deaths each year worldwide. While modern medicine and technology have diminished the threat of many of these pathogens in high-income countries, the ever present threats of re-emerging infections, population mobility, natural disasters, and pathogen genetic variability are but some of the reasons for the dynamic threat of this broad category of risks to human health. An indispensable resource for students and scientists, the volume also covers some of the new technologies currently under development for infectious disease prevention, treatment, and eradication. The greater part of the infectious disease burden remains in the tropics, where low and middle-income countries lack the resources, infrastructure, and health systems to mount or sustain control efforts. Many contributions describe the efforts of the scientific research community and international donor agencies to achieve the integrated goals of vigilant surveillance, improved and cost-effective diagnostics, and treatment for sustainable disease control.

Infectious Diseases and Arthropods

by Jerome Goddard

In this second edition of Infectious Diseases and Arthropods, Jerome Goddard summarizes the latest thinking about the biological, entomological, and clinical aspects of the major vector-borne diseases around the world. His book covers mosquito-, tick-, and flea-borne diseases, and a variety of other miscellaneous vector-borne diseases, including Chagas' disease, African sleeping sickness, onchocerciasis, scrub typhus, and louse-borne infections. The author provides for each disease a description of the vector involved, notes on its biology and ecology, distribution maps, and general clinical guidelines for treatment and control. Among the diseases fully discussed are malaria, dengue and yellow fevers, lymphatic filariasis, spotted fevers, ehrlichiosis, lyme disease, tularemia, and plague. Other arthropod-caused or related problems-such as myiasis, imaginary insect or mite infestations, and arthropod stings and bites-are also treated. At a time when vector-borne diseases are spreading ever more widely, Infectious Diseases and Arthropods provides physicians, infectious disease specialists, medical entomologists, and public health officials with an up-to-date, readily accessible, gold-standard reference source.

Infectious Diseases and Bioterrorism 2010 edition

by Dr Stephen Berger Gideon Informatics

Infectious Diseases and Bioterrorism is one in a series of GIDEON ebooks which summarize the status of individual infectious diseases, in every country of the world. Data are based on the GIDEON web application (www.gideononline.com) which relies on standard text books, peer-review journals, Health Ministry reports and ProMED, supplemented by an ongoing search of the medical literature. Chapters are arranged alphabetically, by disease name. Each section is divided into four sections: 1. Descriptive epidemiology2. Summary of clinical features3. Status of the disease in Bioterrorism4. References There are 347 generic infectious diseases in the world today. 41 of these are considered potential agents of Bioterrorism.

Infectious Diseases of Australia 2010 edition

by Dr Stephen Berger Gideon Informatics

Infectious Diseases of Australia is one in a series of GIDEON ebooks which summarize the status of individual infectious diseases, in every country of the world. Data are based on the GIDEON web application (www.gideononline.com) which relies on standard text books, peer-review journals, Health Ministry reports and ProMED, supplemented by an ongoing search of the medical literature. Chapters are arranged alphabetically, by disease name. Each section is divided into four sections: 1. Descriptive epidemiology2. Summary of clinical features3. Status of the disease in Australia4. References There are 347 generic infectious diseases in the world today. 210 of these are endemic, or potentially endemic, to Australia. A number of other diseases are not relevant to Australia and have not been included in this book. In addition to endemic diseases, all published data regarding imported diseases and infection among expatriates from Australia are included.

Infectious Diseases of Bhutan 2010 edition

by Dr Stephen Berger Gideon Informatics

Infectious Diseases of Bhutan is one in a series of GIDEON ebooks which summarize the status of individual infectious diseases, in every country of the world. Data are based on the GIDEON web application (www.gideononline.com) which relies on standard text books, peer-review journals, Health Ministry reports and ProMED, supplemented by an ongoing search of the medical literature. Chapters are arranged alphabetically, by disease name. Each section is divided into four sections: 1. Descriptive epidemiology2. Summary of clinical features3. Status of the disease in Bhutan4. References There are 347 generic infectious diseases in the world today. 191 of these are endemic, or potentially endemic, to Bhutan. A number of other diseases are not relevant to Bhutan and have not been included in this book. In addition to endemic diseases, all published data regarding imported diseases and infection among expatriates from Bhutan are included.

Infectious Diseases of Brazil 2010 edition

by Dr Stephen Berger Gideon Informatics

Infectious Diseases of Brazil is one in a series of GIDEON ebooks which summarize the status of individual infectious diseases, in every country of the world. Data are based on the GIDEON web application (www.gideononline.com) which relies on standard text books, peer-review journals, Health Ministry reports and ProMED, supplemented by an ongoing search of the medical literature. Chapters are arranged alphabetically, by disease name. Each section is divided into four sections: 1. Descriptive epidemiology2. Summary of clinical features3. Status of the disease in Brazil4. References There are 347 generic infectious diseases in the world today. 250 of these are endemic, or potentially endemic, to Brazil. A number of other diseases are not relevant to Brazil and have not been included in this book. In addition to endemic diseases, all published data regarding imported diseases and infection among expatriates from Brazil are included.

Infectious Diseases of Canada 2010 edition

by Dr Stephen Berger Gideon Informatics

Infectious Diseases of Canada is one in a series of GIDEON ebooks which summarize the status of individual infectious diseases, in every country of the world. Data are based on the GIDEON web application (www.gideononline.com) which relies on standard text books, peer-review journals, Health Ministry reports and ProMED, supplemented by an ongoing search of the medical literature. Chapters are arranged alphabetically, by disease name. Each section is divided into four sections: 1. Descriptive epidemiology2. Summary of clinical features3. Status of the disease in Canada4. References There are 347 generic infectious diseases in the world today. 214 of these are endemic, or potentially endemic, to Canada. A number of other diseases are not relevant to Canada and have not been included in this book. In addition to endemic diseases, all published data regarding imported diseases and infection among expatriates from Canada are included.

Infectious Diseases of Cuba 2010 edition

by Dr Stephen Berger Gideon Informatics

Infectious Diseases of Cuba is one in a series of GIDEON ebooks which summarize the status of individual infectious diseases, in every country of the world. Data are based on the GIDEON web application (www.gideononline.com) which relies on standard text books, peer-review journals, Health Ministry reports and ProMED, supplemented by an ongoing search of the medical literature. Chapters are arranged alphabetically, by disease name. Each section is divided into four sections: 1. Descriptive epidemiology2. Summary of clinical features3. Status of the disease in Cuba4. References There are 347 generic infectious diseases in the world today. 198 of these are endemic, or potentially endemic, to Cuba. A number of other diseases are not relevant to Cuba and have not been included in this book. In addition to endemic diseases, all published data regarding imported diseases and infection among expatriates from Cuba are included.

Infectious Diseases of Denmark 2010 edition

by Dr Stephen Berger Gideon Informatics

Infectious Diseases of Denmark is one in a series of GIDEON ebooks which summarize the status of individual infectious diseases, in every country of the world. Data are based on the GIDEON web application (www.gideononline.com) which relies on standard text books, peer-review journals, Health Ministry reports and ProMED, supplemented by an ongoing search of the medical literature. Chapters are arranged alphabetically, by disease name. Each section is divided into four sections: 1. Descriptive epidemiology2. Summary of clinical features3. Status of the disease in Denmark4. References There are 347 generic infectious diseases in the world today. 191 of these are endemic, or potentially endemic, to Denmark. A number of other diseases are not relevant to Denmark and have not been included in this book. Denmark disease notes include separate sections on Greenland. In addition to endemic diseases, all published data regarding imported diseases and infection among expatriates from Denmark are included.

Infectious Diseases of Egypt 2010 edition

by Dr Stephen Berger Gideon Informatics

Infectious Diseases of Egypt is one in a series of GIDEON ebooks which summarize the status of individual infectious diseases, in every country of the world. Data are based on the GIDEON web application (www.gideononline.com) which relies on standard text books, peer-review journals, Health Ministry reports and ProMED, supplemented by an ongoing search of the medical literature. Chapters are arranged alphabetically, by disease name. Each section is divided into four sections: 1. Descriptive epidemiology2. Summary of clinical features3. Status of the disease in Egypt4. References There are 347 generic infectious diseases in the world today. 220 of these are endemic, or potentially endemic, to Egypt. A number of other diseases are not relevant to Egypt and have not been included in this book. In addition to endemic diseases, all published data regarding imported diseases and infection among expatriates from Egypt are included.

Infectious Diseases of Ethiopia 2010 edition

by Dr Stephen Berger Gideon Informatics

Infectious Diseases of Ethiopia is one in a series of GIDEON ebooks which summarize the status of individual infectious diseases, in every country of the world. Data are based on the GIDEON web application (www.gideononline.com) which relies on standard text books, peer-review journals, Health Ministry reports and ProMED, supplemented by an ongoing search of the medical literature. Chapters are arranged alphabetically, by disease name. Each section is divided into four sections: 1. Descriptive epidemiology2. Summary of clinical features3. Status of the disease in Ethiopia4. References There are 347 generic infectious diseases in the world today. 224 of these are endemic, or potentially endemic, to Ethiopia. A number of other diseases are not relevant to Ethiopia and have not been included in this book. In addition to endemic diseases, all published data regarding imported diseases and infection among expatriates from Ethiopia are included.

Infectious Diseases of Ghana 2010 edition

by Dr Stephen Berger Gideon Informatics

Infectious Diseases of Ghana is one in a series of GIDEON ebooks which summarize the status of individual infectious diseases, in every country of the world. Data are based on the GIDEON web application (www.gideononline.com) which relies on standard text books, peer-review journals, Health Ministry reports and ProMED, supplemented by an ongoing search of the medical literature. Chapters are arranged alphabetically, by disease name. Each section is divided into four sections: 1. Descriptive epidemiology2. Summary of clinical features3. Status of the disease in Ghana4. References There are 347 generic infectious diseases in the world today. 219 of these are endemic, or potentially endemic, to Ghana. A number of other diseases are not relevant to Ghana and have not been included in this book. In addition to endemic diseases, all published data regarding imported diseases and infection among expatriates from Ghana are included.

Infectious Diseases of Hong Kong 2010 edition

by Dr Stephen Berger Gideon Informatics

Infectious Diseases of Hong Kong is one in a series of GIDEON ebooks which summarize the status of individual infectious diseases, in every country of the world. Data are based on the GIDEON web application (www.gideononline.com) which relies on standard text books, peer-review journals, Health Ministry reports and ProMED, supplemented by an ongoing search of the medical literature. Chapters are arranged alphabetically, by disease name. Each section is divided into four sections: 1. Descriptive epidemiology2. Summary of clinical features3. Status of the disease in Hong Kong4. References There are 347 generic infectious diseases in the world today. 197 of these are endemic, or potentially endemic, to Hong Kong. A number of other diseases are not relevant to Hong Kong and have not been included in this book. In addition to endemic diseases, all published data regarding imported diseases and infection among expatriates from Hong Kong are included.

Infectious Diseases of India 2010 edition

by Dr Stephen Berger Gideon Informatics

Infectious Diseases of India is one in a series of GIDEON ebooks which summarize the status of individual infectious diseases, in every country of the world. Data are based on the GIDEON web application (www.gideononline.com) which relies on standard text books, peer-review journals, Health Ministry reports and ProMED, supplemented by an ongoing search of the medical literature. Chapters are arranged alphabetically, by disease name. Each section is divided into four sections: 1. Descriptive epidemiology2. Summary of clinical features3. Status of the disease in India4. References There are 347 generic infectious diseases in the world today. 245 of these are endemic, or potentially endemic, to India. A number of other diseases are not relevant to India and have not been included in this book. In addition to endemic diseases, all published data regarding imported diseases and infection among expatriates from India are included.

Infectious Diseases of Ireland and Northern Ireland 2010 edition

by Dr Stephen Berger Gideon Informatics

Infectious Diseases of Ireland and Northern Ireland is one in a series of GIDEON ebooks which summarize the status of individual infectious diseases, in every country of the world. Data are based on the GIDEON web application (www.gideononline.com) which relies on standard text books, peer-review journals, Health Ministry reports and ProMED, supplemented by an ongoing search of the medical literature. Chapters are arranged alphabetically, by disease name. Each section is divided into four sections: 1. Descriptive epidemiology2. Summary of clinical features3. Status of the disease in Ireland and Northern Ireland4. References There are 347 generic infectious diseases in the world today. 189 of these are endemic, or potentially endemic, to Ireland and Northern Ireland. A number of other diseases are not relevant to Ireland and Northern Ireland and have not been included in this book. In addition to endemic diseases, all published data regarding imported diseases and infection among expatriates from Ireland and Northern Ireland are included.

Infectious Diseases of Israel 2010 edition

by Dr Stephen Berger Gideon Informatics

Infectious Diseases of Israel is one in a series of GIDEON ebooks which summarize the status of individual infectious diseases, in every country of the world. Data are based on the GIDEON web application (www.gideononline.com) which relies on standard text books, peer-review journals, Health Ministry reports and ProMED, supplemented by an ongoing search of the medical literature. Chapters are arranged alphabetically, by disease name. Each section is divided into four sections: 1. Descriptive epidemiology2. Summary of clinical features3. Status of the disease in Israel4. References There are 347 generic infectious diseases in the world today. 200 of these are endemic, or potentially endemic, to Israel. A number of other diseases are not relevant to Israel and have not been included in this book. In addition to endemic diseases, all published data regarding imported diseases and infection among expatriates from Israel are included.

Infectious Diseases of Japan 2010 edition

by Dr Stephen Berger Gideon Informatics

Infectious Diseases of Japan is one in a series of GIDEON ebooks which summarize the status of individual infectious diseases, in every country of the world. Data are based on the GIDEON web application (www.gideononline.com) which relies on standard text books, peer-review journals, Health Ministry reports and ProMED, supplemented by an ongoing search of the medical literature. Chapters are arranged alphabetically, by disease name. Each section is divided into four sections: 1. Descriptive epidemiology2. Summary of clinical features3. Status of the disease in Japan4. References There are 347 generic infectious diseases in the world today. 215 of these are endemic, or potentially endemic, to Japan. A number of other diseases are not relevant to Japan and have not been included in this book. In addition to endemic diseases, all published data regarding imported diseases and infection among expatriates from Japan are included.

Infectious Diseases of Jordan 2010 edition

by Dr Stephen Berger Gideon Informatics

Infectious Diseases of Jordan is one in a series of GIDEON ebooks which summarize the status of individual infectious diseases, in every country of the world. Data are based on the GIDEON web application (www.gideononline.com) which relies on standard text books, peer-review journals, Health Ministry reports and ProMED, supplemented by an ongoing search of the medical literature. Chapters are arranged alphabetically, by disease name. Each section is divided into four sections: 1. Descriptive epidemiology2. Summary of clinical features3. Status of the disease in Jordan4. References There are 347 generic infectious diseases in the world today. 197 of these are endemic, or potentially endemic, to Jordan. A number of other diseases are not relevant to Jordan and have not been included in this book. In addition to endemic diseases, all published data regarding imported diseases and infection among expatriates from Jordan are included.

Infectious Diseases of Kenya 2010 edition

by Dr Stephen Berger Gideon Informatics

Infectious Diseases of Kenya is one in a series of GIDEON ebooks which summarize the status of individual infectious diseases, in every country of the world. Data are based on the GIDEON web application (www.gideononline.com) which relies on standard text books, peer-review journals, Health Ministry reports and ProMED, supplemented by an ongoing search of the medical literature. Chapters are arranged alphabetically, by disease name. Each section is divided into four sections: 1. Descriptive epidemiology2. Summary of clinical features3. Status of the disease in Kenya4. References There are 347 generic infectious diseases in the world today. 232 of these are endemic, or potentially endemic, to Kenya. A number of other diseases are not relevant to Kenya and have not been included in this book. In addition to endemic diseases, all published data regarding imported diseases and infection among expatriates from Kenya are included.

Infectious Diseases of Madagascar 2010 edition

by Dr Stephen Berger Gideon Informatics

Infectious Diseases of Madagascar is one in a series of GIDEON ebooks which summarize the status of individual infectious diseases, in every country of the world. Data are based on the GIDEON web application (www.gideononline.com) which relies on standard text books, peer-review journals, Health Ministry reports and ProMED, supplemented by an ongoing search of the medical literature. Chapters are arranged alphabetically, by disease name. Each section is divided into four sections: 1. Descriptive epidemiology2. Summary of clinical features3. Status of the disease in Madagascar4. References There are 347 generic infectious diseases in the world today. 213 of these are endemic, or potentially endemic, to Madagascar. A number of other diseases are not relevant to Madagascar and have not been included in this book. In addition to endemic diseases, all published data regarding imported diseases and infection among expatriates from Madagascar are included.

Infectious Diseases of Mexico 2010 edition

by Dr Stephen Berger Gideon Informatics

Infectious Diseases of Mexico is one in a series of GIDEON ebooks which summarize the status of individual infectious diseases, in every country of the world. Data are based on the GIDEON web application (www.gideononline.com) which relies on standard text books, peer-review journals, Health Ministry reports and ProMED, supplemented by an ongoing search of the medical literature. Chapters are arranged alphabetically, by disease name. Each section is divided into four sections: 1. Descriptive epidemiology2. Summary of clinical features3. Status of the disease in Mexico4. References There are 347 generic infectious diseases in the world today. 233 of these are endemic, or potentially endemic, to Mexico. A number of other diseases are not relevant to Mexico and have not been included in this book. In addition to endemic diseases, all published data regarding imported diseases and infection among expatriates from Mexico are included.

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