Disease Outbreaks

Using mobile phone data to predict the spatial spread of cholera.

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Mar 09, 2015

Effective response to infectious disease epidemics requires focused control measures in areas predicted to be at high risk of new outbreaks. We aimed to test whether mobile operator data could predict the early spatial evolution of the 2010 Haiti cholera epidemic.

A 21st century approach to tackling dengue: Crowdsourced surveillance, predictive mapping and tailored communication.

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Jan 06, 2016

This paper describes a social media system to prevent dengue in Sri Lanka and potentially in the rest of the South and Southeast Asia regions. The system integrates three concepts of public health prevention that have thus far been implemented only in silos.

Sex work in Tallinn, Estonia: the sociospatial penetration of sex work into society.

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Oct 02, 2006

BACKGROUND: It is important to describe and understand the underlying patterns and dynamics that govern sex work in societies undergoing rapid political and social changes, its heterogeneity across populations, and its evolution through time in order to inform future research, sound policy format

Disease patterns addressed by mobile health-enabling technologies--a literature review.

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Jul 04, 2013

Health-enabling technologies can contribute to a better living with diverse disease patterns, especially at home. Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) provides security and convenience at the main place of residence, but usually cannot be taken on the road.

Accessible and inexpensive tools for global HPAI surveillance: A mobile-phone based system.

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Dec 27, 2010

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) disproportionately impacts poor livestock keepers in southern countries. Although the estimated cost of the disease in the billions, response to the epidemic remains fragmented and information channels slow.

Decision support system for the response to infectious disease emergencies based on WebGIS and mobile services in China.

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Feb 01, 2013

BACKGROUND: For years, emerging infectious diseases have appeared worldwide and threatened the health of people. The emergence and spread of an infectious-disease outbreak are usually unforeseen, and have the features of suddenness and uncertainty.

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