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Electronic Integrated Disease Surveillance System and Pathogen Asset Control System

Tom G. Wahl, Aleksey V. Burdakov, Andrey O. Oukharov, Azamat K. Zhilokov
Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research | Vol 79, No 2 | a455 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ojvr.v79i2.455 | © 2012 Tom G. Wahl, Aleksey V. Burdakov, Andrey O. Oukharov, Azamat K. Zhilokov | This work is licensed under CC Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0
Submitted: 12 June 2012 | Published: 20 June 2012

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Tom G. Wahl, Black and Veatch, MosAlarko Plaza One, Moscow, Russian Federation
Aleksey V. Burdakov, Black and Veatch, MosAlarko Plaza One, Moscow, Russian Federation
Andrey O. Oukharov, Black and Veatch, MosAlarko Plaza One, Moscow, Russian Federation
Azamat K. Zhilokov, Black and Veatch, MosAlarko Plaza One, Moscow, Russian Federation


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Abstract

Electronic Integrated Disease Surveillance System (EIDSS) has been used to strengthen and support monitoring and prevention of dangerous diseases within One Health concept by integrating veterinary and human surveillance, passive and active approaches, case-based records including disease-specific clinical data based on standardised case definitions and aggregated data, laboratory data including sample tracking linked to each case and event with test results and epidemiological investigations. Information was collected and shared in secure way by different means: through the distributed nodes which are continuously synchronised amongst each other, through the web service, through the handheld devices. Electronic Integrated Disease Surveillance System provided near real time information flow that has been then disseminated to the appropriate organisations in a timely manner. It has been used for comprehensive analysis and visualisation capabilities including real time mapping of case events as these unfold enhancing decision making. Electronic Integrated Disease Surveillance System facilitated countries to comply with the IHR 2005 requirements through a data transfer module reporting diseases electronically to the World Health Organisation (WHO) data center as well as establish authorised data exchange with other electronic system using Open Architecture approach.

Pathogen Asset Control System (PACS) has been used for accounting, management and control of biological agent stocks. Information on samples and strains of any kind throughout their entire lifecycle has been tracked in a comprehensive and flexible solution PACS.

Both systems have been used in a combination and individually. Electronic Integrated Disease Surveillance System and PACS are currently deployed in the Republics of Kazakhstan, Georgia and Azerbaijan as a part of the Cooperative Biological Engagement Program (CBEP) sponsored by the US Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA).


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disease surveillance; one health; epidemiology; veterinary; vector and active surveillances; sustainability; pathogens assets; bio-materials management

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