Toward a Global Pathogen Early Warning System: Building on the Landscape of Biosurveillance Today   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Executive Summary: "Over the past several decades, the world's ability to detect, track, and analyze disease threats has improved considerably. Driven by damaging viral outbreaks that quickly spread around the globe, the World Health Organization's 2005 update to the International Health Regulations set a vision of increasing every nation's capacity for early detection and alerting of emerging outbreaks. Today, the international community has developed new data-sharing systems, analytical methods, and other tools that can help spot emerging infectious diseases faster than ever before. [...] This report aims to contribute to our understanding of the current landscape in pathogen early warning and biosurveillance, an oft-used term referring to a broad range of approaches to collecting and analyzing disease-related information. It highlights examples of this landscape in action today, including where a strong early warning foundation exists. It also identifies gaps and challenges stemming from current fragmentation and lack of interoperability (e.g., different systems don't always connect, and the data within them are often not easily combined)."

2021 Janne E. Nolan Center on Strategic Weapons; Council on Strategic Risks
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