Skip to main content
×
Home
    • Aa
    • Aa

New technologies for reporting real-time emergent infections

  • RUMI CHUNARA (a1) (a2), CLARK C. FREIFELD (a2) (a3) and JOHN S. BROWNSTEIN (a1) (a2)
Summary
SUMMARY

Novel technologies have prompted a new paradigm in disease surveillance. Advances in computation, communications and materials enable new technologies such as mobile phones and microfluidic chips. In this paper we illustrate examples of new technologies that can augment disease detection. We describe technologies harnessing the internet, mobile phones, point of care diagnostic tools and methods that facilitate detection from passively collected unstructured data. We demonstrate how these can all assist in quicker detection, investigation and response to emerging infectious events. Novel technologies enable collection and dissemination of epidemic intelligence data to both public health practitioners and the general public, enabling finer temporal and spatial resolution of disease monitoring than through traditional public health processes.

Copyright
Corresponding author
*Corresponding author: 1 Autumn St. Fourth Floor Suite 433 Boston, MA 02215, Tel: 857-218-5108. Fax: 617-730-0267. E-mail: rumi@alum.mit.edu
Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

Parasitology
  • ISSN: 0031-1820
  • EISSN: 1469-8161
  • URL: /core/journals/parasitology
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *
×

Keywords:

Metrics

Altmetric attention score

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 2
Total number of PDF views: 16 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 242 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between September 2016 - 20th September 2017. This data will be updated every 24 hours.