Sharing Data for Global Infectious Disease Surveillance and Outbreak Detection

Frank Møller Aarestrup, Marion G. Koopmans

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Rapid global sharing and comparison of epidemiological and genomic data on infectious diseases would enable more rapid and efficient global outbreak control and tracking of diseases. Several barriers for global sharing exist but, in our opinion, the presumed magnitude of the problems appears larger than they are, and solutions can be found.
Original languageEnglish
JournalTrends in Microbiology
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)241-245
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Communicable Diseases
  • Computer Systems
  • Databases, Factual
  • Disease Notification
  • Disease Outbreaks
  • Global Health
  • Humans
  • Information Dissemination
  • Population Surveillance
  • Statistics as Topic
  • bacteria
  • genomics
  • infection
  • metagenomics
  • surveillance
  • virus
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Microbiology
  • Virology
  • Bacteria
  • Genomics
  • Infection
  • Metagenomics
  • Surveillance
  • Virus
  • bacterial genome
  • bioinformatics
  • disease control
  • disease surveillance
  • Ebola hemorrhagic fever
  • epidemic
  • epidemiological data
  • health care access
  • health care policy
  • health care system
  • human
  • information processing
  • medical research
  • next generation sequencing
  • nonhuman
  • Note
  • priority journal
  • MICR


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