Jacqueline Coberly

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S urveillance, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), " is the cornerstone of public health security " [1]. In many developing countries, human, laboratory, and infrastructure limitations impede effective surveillance [2–5]. Such countries likely do not meet core surveillance and response capacities under the new International Health Regulations(More)
Public health surveillance is undergoing a revolution driven by advances in the field of information technology. Many countries have experienced vast improvements in the collection, ingestion, analysis, visualization, and dissemination of public health data. Resource-limited countries have lagged behind due to challenges in information technology(More)
BACKGROUND Emerging public health threats often originate in resource-limited countries. In recognition of this fact, the World Health Organization issued revised International Health Regulations in 2005, which call for significantly increased reporting and response capabilities for all signatory nations. Electronic biosurveillance systems can improve the(More)
When real-time disease surveillance is practiced in neighboring states within a region, public health users may benefit from easily sharing their concerns and findings regarding potential health threats. To better understand the need for this capability, an event communications component (ECC) was added to the National Capital Region Disease Surveillance(More)
735 he Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) has developed a novel and scalable data mining and fuzzy association rule-making approach to deriving disease incidence predictions several weeks in advance of an outbreak. This capability provides a new set of information that may be used by decision makers in conjunction with other(More)
659 lectronic biosurveillance systems can improve the timeliness of public health data collection, aid in the early detection of disease outbreaks, and enhance situational awareness. As part of the Suite for Automated Global Electronic bioSurveillance (SAGES) program, the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) developed an open-source(More)
reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Objective To determine whether Twitter data contains information on dengue-like illness and whether the temporal trend of such data correlates with the incidence dengue or dengue-like illness as identified by city and national health authorities. Introduction Dengue fever is a major(More)
reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Objective The Suite for Automated Global Electronic bioSurveillance (SAGES) is a collection of modular, flexible, open-source software tools for electronic disease surveillance in resource-limited settings. This demonstration will illustrate several new innovations and update(More)
Automated disease surveillance systems are becoming widely used by the public health community. However, communication among non-collocated and widely dispersed users still needs improvement. A web-based software tool for enhancing user communications was completely integrated into an existing automated disease surveillance system and was tested during two(More)