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Keywords:

  • epidemiologic surveillance;
  • syndromic surveillance;
  • public health surveillance;
  • bioterrorism

Abstract

This paper briefly summarizes a short course I gave at the 12th Biennial Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) Symposium held in Decatur, Georgia on April 6, 2009. The goal of this short course was to discuss various methodological issues of biosurveillance detection algorithms, with a focus on the issues related to developing, evaluating, and implementing such algorithms. The PowerPoint slides from the complete talk can be accessed at http://faculty.nps.edu/rdfricke/Biosurveillance.htm. Published in 2011 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.