Enabling Syndromic Surveillance in Pakistan

Ross Maciejewski, Shehjad Afzal, Adam J. Fairfield, Arif Ghafoor, David S. Ebert, Naeem Ayyaz, Maaz Ahmed

Abstract


This work presents our first steps in developing a Global Real-time Infectious Disease Surveillance System (GRIDDS) employing robust and novel infectious disease epidemiology models with real-time inference and pre/exercise planning capabilities for Lahore, Pakistan. The objective of this work is to address the infectious disease surveillance challenges (specific to developing countries such as Pakistan) and develop a collaborative capability for monitoring and managing outbreaks of natural or manmade infectious diseases in Pakistan.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v5i1.4393



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