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PAWS: Towards a globally integrated outbreak surveillance system for public health

von Csefalvay, Chris; Foldi, Tamas

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  "publisher": "Zenodo", 
  "DOI": "10.5281/zenodo.3782877", 
  "language": "eng", 
  "title": "PAWS: Towards a globally integrated outbreak surveillance system for public health", 
  "issued": {
    "date-parts": [
  "abstract": "<p>The novel emergent coronavirus now designated SARS-CoV-2 emerged in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, in late 2019. Since then,&nbsp;this rapidly spreading pathogen has created one of the most significant pandemics in recent history. Globalisation and international&nbsp;trade have created a unique potential for fast-moving pathogens to spread globally overnight. In this paper, we describe a globally&nbsp;integrated system of data-driven viral surveillance by analogy to the CTBTO&rsquo;s technical infrastructure. Established as a result of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty signed in 1996, it is backed by a robust, globally distributed monitoring infrastructure that may serve as an inspiration for developing a similar monitoring network for public health. We propose to build on the experiences of the CTBTO&rsquo;s technical infrastructure to conceptualise a Pandemic Advance Warning System, an early warning infrastructure for emerging pathogenic threats.</p>", 
  "author": [
      "family": "von Csefalvay, Chris"
      "family": "Foldi, Tamas"
  "version": "0.9.0", 
  "type": "article", 
  "id": "3782877"
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