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, 6 (6), 558-65

New Technologies in Predicting, Preventing and Controlling Emerging Infectious Diseases

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New Technologies in Predicting, Preventing and Controlling Emerging Infectious Diseases

Eirini Christaki. Virulence.

Abstract

Surveillance of emerging infectious diseases is vital for the early identification of public health threats. Emergence of novel infections is linked to human factors such as population density, travel and trade and ecological factors like climate change and agricultural practices. A wealth of new technologies is becoming increasingly available for the rapid molecular identification of pathogens but also for the more accurate monitoring of infectious disease activity. Web-based surveillance tools and epidemic intelligence methods, used by all major public health institutions, are intended to facilitate risk assessment and timely outbreak detection. In this review, we present new methods for regional and global infectious disease surveillance and advances in epidemic modeling aimed to predict and prevent future infectious diseases threats.

Keywords: Emerging infectious diseases; epidemic modeling; event-based surveillance; outbreak; surveillance.

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