Tools and Apps to Enhance Situational Awareness for Global Disease Surveillance

Alina Deshpande, Kristen Margevicius, Eric Generous, Kirsten Taylor-McCabe, Lauren Castro, Joseph Longo, Reid Priedhorsky


Situational awareness is important for both early warning and early detection of a disease outbreak. We will describe a suite of tools developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory that provide actionable information and knowledge for enhanced situational awareness during an unfolding event. The BRD is a searchable database, a one stop shop for disease surveillance resources and can be used for validating information received about disease outbreaks. The BaRD is a searchable database that catalogs and classifies epidemiological model-specific information to allow facile selection. The SWAP is an app to provide a context for a rapidly unfolding event through graphical visualization.

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