Vetsyn: Veterinary Syndromic Surveillance Streamlined into one R Package

Fernanda C. Dórea, Stefan Widgrén, Ann Lindberg


We describe an R package that was designed to provide ready implementation of veterinary syndromic surveillance systems, from classified data to the generation of alerts. The development of the package was informed by the experience developing two systems for veterinary syndromic surveillance based on laboratory test requests. Functions are available to carry out retrospective analyses of the data available; produce an outbreak-free baseline from historical data; monitor data streams prospectively with a combination of various temporal outbreak-signal detection algorithms; set up automated email alerts in case of alarms; and set up an html interface for the system.

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Online Journal of Public Health Informatics * ISSN 1947-2579 *