Population Dynamics of Pathogens

Authored by: Ottar N. Bjørnstad

Handbook of Infectious Disease Data Analysis

Print publication date:  November  2019
Online publication date:  November  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138626713
eBook ISBN: 9781315222912
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This chapter surveys univariate and multivariate methods for infectious disease outbreak detection. The setting considered is a prospective one: data arrives sequentially as part of the surveillance systems maintained by public health authorities, and the task is to determine whether to ”sound the alarm” or not, given the recent history of data.

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