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Big Data Opportunities for Global Infectious Disease Surveillance

  • Simon I. Hay mail,

    simon.hay@zoo.ox.ac.uk

    Affiliations: Spatial Ecology and Epidemiology Group, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Dylan B. George,

    Affiliation: Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Catherine L. Moyes,

    Affiliation: Spatial Ecology and Epidemiology Group, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • John S. Brownstein

    Affiliation: Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School and Children's Hospital Informatics Program, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: April 02, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001413

About the Authors

Simon I. Hay, Catherine L. Moyes
Spatial Ecology and Epidemiology Group, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Simon I. Hay, Dylan B. George
Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America
John S. Brownstein
Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School and Children's Hospital Informatics Program, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: simon.hay@zoo.ox.ac.uk

Competing Interests

Since submitting this article, Epidemico has been formed by Boston Children's Hospital to handle licensing of HealthMap data for commercial companies. JB holds an equity stake in Epidemico. The authors declare that no other competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SIH. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: SIH. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: SIH DBG CLM JSB. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: SIH DBG CLM JSB. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: SIH DBG CLM JSB.