A Tool for Interactive Disease Outbreak Visualization, Detection, and Forecasting

How to Cite

Niemi, J. (2014). A Tool for Interactive Disease Outbreak Visualization, Detection, and Forecasting. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics, 6(1). https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v6i1.5017


We develop an interactive tool for disease outbreak detection, visualization, and forecasting. The tool is based on the R statistical environment and the shiny package and therefore the code is written entirely in R, but deployment is in HTML. In addition, the choice of the R statistical environment provides access the plethora of R packages and scripts built for disease detection and forecasting. A demonstration tool is created using a 2010 measles outbreak in Zimbabwe. 

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