During the Zika virus outbreak of 2015-16, public health officials scrambled to contain the epidemic and curb the pathogen's devastating effects on pregnant women. At the same time, scientists around the globe tried to understand the genetics of this mysterious virus.
Artificial intelligence could become a busy infection preventionist (IP)'s best friend and should be embraced where feasible to help reduce the burdens associated with traditional surveillance methodologies.
Influenza causes an estimated 3,000 to 50,000 deaths per year in the U.S. Timely and representative data can help local, state, and national public health officials monitor and respond to outbreaks of seasonal influenza.
A study led by researchers at Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and the Department of Medicine at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center reports on the use of a genetic