Interest of Prospective Spatio-Temporal Analysis from ED Data to Detect Unusual Health Events

Pascal Vilain, Sébastien Cossin, Laurent Filleul


In Reunion Island, a prospective computer-automated space-time analysis hab been implemented in order to launch daily analyses of ED visits. This tool allowed to the early detection of several infectious diseases outbreak such as a gastroenteritis cluster or a local outbreak of conjunctivitis that spread throughout the island.

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