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In Emerging infectious diseases ; h5-index 86.0

Computational surveillance of pneumonia and influenza mortality in the United States using FluView uses epidemic thresholds to identify high mortality rates but is limited by statistical issues such as seasonality and autocorrelation. We used time series anomaly detection to improve recognition of high mortality rates. Results suggest that anomaly detection can complement mortality reporting.

Wiemken Timothy L, Rutschman Ana Santos, Niemotka Samson L, Hoft Daniel


data science, immunization, infection, influenza, machine learning, pneumonia, respiratory infections, seasonality, surveillance, time series, vaccine, vaccine-preventable diseases, viruses