Delivering curated, real-time, global disease detection. Trustworthy global surveillance data and authoritative analysis from global experts enabling accelerated infectious disease detection and response. ISID’s surveillance programs gather and share vital information and promote connections and dialogue amongst the international infectious disease community. Free of political or commercial constraints – and free to all.
The Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases – ProMED – is an is an internet-based reporting system dedicated to the rapid global dissemination of information on outbreaks of infectious diseases and acute exposures to toxins that affect human health, including those in animals and in plants grown for food or animal feed. Electronic communications enable ProMED to provide up-to-date and reliable news about threats to human, animal, and plant health around the world as quickly as possible.
By providing early warning of outbreaks of emerging and re-emerging diseases, public health precautions at all levels can be taken in a timely manner to prevent epidemic transmission and to save lives.
Mapping the Risk of International Infectious Disease Spread (MRIIDS)
The International Society for Infectious Diseases, along with Imperial College London, HealthMap, Healthsites.io, and Dalberg Design developed and tested a user-friendly tool to estimate and visualize risks posed by outbreak events reported on ProMED and HealthMap to the rest of the world by combining multiple data streams into a single probabilistic framework. Developed for the 2014-16 West Africa Ebola outbreak, the prototype was designed to be rapidly scalable by extending it to pathogens of significance to humans and animals on a global scale. The tool aims to inform key health decision makers at national and regional levels of the risks of an outbreak spreading in real-time, and will aid government and non-governmental decision makers globally in allocating resources and preparing for the possible importation of an infectious disease threat to their country or region.
Launched in 2015, EpiCore is an innovative infectious disease surveillance program dedicated to enabling faster verification of outbreaks around the globe. EpiCore draws on the knowledge of a global community of over 2,200 human, animal, and environmental health professionals from 144 different countries. This network of volunteers is linked through a secure online platform designed to safeguard confidentiality and used by ProMED moderators to gather more information about potential outbreaks. The information received through EpiCore is then used to inform posts which are disseminated to the global health community via ProMED.
EpiCore is a collaboration of ISID’s ProMED, HealthMap, TEPHINET, and Ending Pandemics.