Early Detection of Meningitis Outbreaks: Application of Limited-baseline Data

Abstract

Background There is no published study evaluating the performance of cumulative sum (CUSUM) algorithm on meningitis data with limited baseline period. This study aimed to evaluate the CUSUM performance in timely detection of 707 semi-synthetic outbreak days. Methods Simulated outbreaks were generated using syndromic data on fever and neurological symptoms… (More)

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