AbstractThis presentation reviews the experiences of a meteorology-inspired infectious disease forecast station operating within a rural community. The forecast station promoted routine communication of a broader array of infectious disease activity than that monitored by public health; facilitated proactive, cost effective healthcare; and enabled recognition of unusual, disruptive infectious activity with enough time to enable mitigation of clinical, infrastructure, and financial impact to the community. Routine communication of comprehensive infectious disease forecast and situational awareness information promoted community adaptive fitness to a wide variety of infectious hazards.
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