Novel Challenges in Emerging Infectious Disease Surveillance


The reality of today’s global human mobility, wars and political unrest, and climate change require methods of surveillance that meet such challenges, but it is the pace at which these challenges are transforming the world that calls for novel methods to surveillance. Such novel surveillance methods must meet, keep pace with, and advance our understanding and protection of internally displaced and stateless persons, as well as communities at the animal-human interface (i.e., those most at risk of animal-human spillover and ecological havoc). Our aim is to advance novel methods to tracking excess mortality, accelerate predictive models to allow us to protect vulnerable populations and areas of the world, and overcome the challenges inherent to such methods to more fully understand the impact of emerging infectious disease threats and the most effective countermeasures to meet them.

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