Enhancing Situational Awareness by Ground Truthing with Historical Outbreaks

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Castro, L., Taylor-McCabe, K., Generous, E., Longo, J., Margevicius, K., Priedhorsky, R., & Deshpande, A. (2014). Enhancing Situational Awareness by Ground Truthing with Historical Outbreaks. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics, 6(1). https://doi.org/10.5210/ojphi.v6i1.5087


Situational awareness is important in responding to rapidly unfolding events. To better provide actionable information and knowledge, Los Alamos National Laboratory has developed an app that contextualizes unfolding disease outbreaks in relation to historical data based on epidemiological determinants that influence the timeline of an outbreak. The app provides information on useful data streams that can be monitored for prevention or mitigation actions. This app gives the user an understanding of the developing situation through the integration of operational and epidemiological analysis. In this poster, the usage of this app for cholera will be demonstrated.
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