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The future of public health surveillance

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Scott McNabb, global health professor, likes the weather app on his smart phone that can tell him exactly what the weather is in Beijing.

He wants a similar app for public health surveillance data—one that could tell him the number of TB cases in Florida within the past week or identify the current most pressing public health issues in Paris.

That vision of the future of public health surveillance is the topic of McNabb’s new book, Transforming Public Health Surveillance, which is scheduled to be published by Elsevier this spring.

"Public health surveillance is probably the most important area of public health practice, and it needs to be strengthened in the wake of Ebola and MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome)," he says. "This book is an advanced look at the future of public health surveillance and what could be if we used the technology that is currently available."

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YouTube Playlist: "Transforming Public Health Surveillance Book"

Faculty Profile: Scott J. McNabb

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