Enhancing disease surveillance with novel data streams: challenges and opportunities.

Author(s): Althouse BM, Scarpino SV, Meyers LA, Ayers JW, Bargsten M, Baumbach J, Brownstein JS, Castro L, Clapham H, Cummings DA, Del Valle S, Eubank S, Fairchild G, Finelli L, Generous N, George D, Harper DR, Hébert-Dufresne L, Johansson MA, Konty K, Lipsitch M, Milinovich G, Miller JD, Nsoesie EO, Olson DR, Paul M, Polgreen PM, Priedhorsky R, Read JM, Rodríguez-Barraquer I, Smith DJ, Stefansen C, Swerdlow DL, Thompson D, Vespignani A, Wesolowski AJournal: EPJ Data SciPMID: 27990325 January 2015
Novel data streams (NDS), such as web search data or social media updates, hold promise for enhancing the capabilities of…

Quantifying interhospital patient sharing as a mechanism for infectious disease spread.

Author(s): Huang SS, Avery TR, Song Y, Elkins KR, Nguyen CC, Nutter SK, Nafday AA, Condon CJ, Chang MT, Chrest D, Boos J, Bobashev G, Wheaton W, Frank SA, Platt R, Lipsitch M, Bush RM, Eubank S, Burke DS, Lee BYJournal: Infect Control Hosp EpidemiolPMID: 20874503 November 2010
Assessments of infectious disease spread in hospitals seldom account for interfacility patient sharing. This is particularly important for pathogens with…