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State-Level Zoonotic Disease Surveillance in the United States


Mathew Scotch. Arizona State University, Department of Biomedical Informatics, 425 N. 5th St., ABC, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA. Tel.: +1 602 827 2540; Fax: +1 602 827 2564; E-mail:


Most emerging infectious diseases are zoonotic, yet recent commissions have highlighted deficiencies in their surveillance. We conducted a survey to understand the needs of state agencies for zoonotic disease surveillance. The findings will hopefully support the development of biomedical informatics applications that can link animal and human data for surveillance.

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