Statistical methods for the prospective detection of infectious disease outbreaks: a review

Steffen Unkel, C. Paddy Farrington, Paul H. Garthwaite, Chris Robertson, Nick Andrews
2011 Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A (Statistics in Society)  
Unusual clusters of disease must be detected rapidly for effective public health interventions to be introduced. Over the past decade there has been a surge in interest in statistical methods for the early detection of infectious disease outbreaks. This growth in interest has given rise to much new methodological work, ranging across the spectrum of statistical methods. This paper presents a comprehensive review of the statistical approaches that have been proposed. Applications to both
more » ... ry and syndromic surveillance data are provided to illustrate the various methods.
doi:10.1111/j.1467-985x.2011.00714.x fatcat:r4hrksexmzh5xolf4lst44ys2a