What is EPIDEMIA?

The Epidemic Prognosis Incorporating Disease and Environmental Monitoring for Integrated Assessment (EPIDEMIA) prediction system is a highly developed prediction tool to actively support malaria early warning in epidemic-prone regions of the Ethiopian highlands.

Outbreaks of many infectious diseases, including malaria, are often linked to climate variations and land use changes that affect the life cycles of vectors, hosts, and pathogens. Early warning of the timing and locations of epidemics can facilitate more effective targeting of resources for disease prevention, control, and treatment.

Our resarch and in-house development of the EPIDEMIA information and prediction system allows us to acquire and harmonize environmental and epidemiological data from multiple sources, and the analysis of these data to identify the environmental drivers of malaria outbreaks and determine the most effective forecasting approaches.


Research

Our research surrounding the development and use of EPIDEMIA to provide the early warning of the timing and locations of epidemics directly and positively reflects more effective targeting of resources for disease prevention, forecasting, control, research and treatment.

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Personnel

The investigators, staff, researchers, collaborators and affiliations responsible for the EPIDEMIA informatics system.



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Publications

The effort and production being driven with EPIDEMIA has not only brought prediction and forecasting efforts for malaria-risk areas in Ethiopia, but it's also cultivated a multitude of academic, peer-reviewed and journal style publications, along with several thesis and dissertations.

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