AbstractIn order to assess the utility and effectiveness of different data streams for global disease surveillance, a comprehensive survey of current human, animal, plant, and marine surveillance systems and data streams was undertaken. A relational database has been developed to allow for detailed analyses and searches of data streams and surveillance systems. A need for a biosurveillance one-stop shop has been increasingly called for to help in evaluating what data streams and systems are available and relevant for many different biosurveillance needs and goals. The prototype Biosurveillance Resource Directory is a searchable, dynamic database for biosurveillance system and source information.
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