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Epidemiological monitoring for emerging infectious diseases
Abstract The Homeland Security News Wire has been rThe Homeland Security News Wire has been reporting on new ways to fight epidemics using digital tools such as iPhone, social networks, Wikipedia, and other Internet sites. Instant two-way communication now gives consumers the ability to complement official reports on emerging infectious diseases from health authorities. However, there is increasing concern that these communications networks could open the door to mass panic from unreliable or false reports. There is thus an urgent need to ensure that epidemiological monitoring for emerging infectious diseases gives health authorities the capability to identify, analyze, and report disease outbreaks in as timely and efficient a manner as possible. One of the dilemmas in the global dissemination of information on infectious diseases is the possibility that information overload will create inefficiencies as the volume of Internet-based surveillance information increases. What is needed is a filtering mechanism that will retrieve relevant information for further analysis by epidemiologists, laboratories, and other health organizations so they are not overwhelmed with irrelevant information and will be able to respond quickly. This paper introduces a self-organizing ontology that could be used as a filtering mechanism to increase relevance and allow rapid analysis of disease outbreaks as they evolve in real time.ase outbreaks as they evolve in real time.
Abstractsub The Homeland Security News Wire has been rThe Homeland Security News Wire has been reporting on new ways to fight epidemics using digital tools such as iPhone, social networks, Wikipedia, and other Internet sites. Instant two-way communication now gives consumers the ability to complement official reports on emerging infectious diseases from health authorities. However, there is increasing concern that these communications networks could open the door to mass panic from unreliable or false reports. There is thus an urgent need to ensure that epidemiological monitoring for emerging infectious diseases gives health authorities the capability to identify, analyze, and report disease outbreaks in as timely and efficient a manner as possible. One of the dilemmas in the global dissemination of information on infectious diseases is the possibility that information overload will create inefficiencies as the volume of Internet-based surveillance information increases. What is needed is a filtering mechanism that will retrieve relevant information for further analysis by epidemiologists, laboratories, and other health organizations so they are not overwhelmed with irrelevant information and will be able to respond quickly. This paper introduces a self-organizing ontology that could be used as a filtering mechanism to increase relevance and allow rapid analysis of disease outbreaks as they evolve in real time.ase outbreaks as they evolve in real time.
Bibtextype inproceedings  +
Doi 10.1117/12.849351  +
Has author Greene M. +
Has extra keyword Communications networks + , Digital tools + , Disease outbreaks + , Filtering mechanism + , Health organizations + , Home land security + , Infectious disease + , Information overloads + , Internet based + , Rapid analysis + , Real time + , Self organizing + , Social Networks + , Surveillance information + , Two way communications + , Wikipedia + , Digital devices + , Health + , Information dissemination + , Internet + , Ontology + , Security systems + , Sensors + , Social sciences computing + , Telecommunication networks + , Disease control +
Isbn 9780819481306  +
Language English +
Number of citations by publication 0  +
Number of references by publication 0  +
Published in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering +
Title Epidemiological monitoring for emerging infectious diseases +
Type conference paper  +
Volume 7666  +
Year 2010 +
Creation dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 7 November 2014 18:26:23  +
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DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 2010  +
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