Johns Hopkins University Helps Develop Open Source Software to Track Diseases

doctorJohns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory and the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center have engineered an open source software suite that intends to help monitor disease outbreaks.

The Suite for Automated Global Electronic bioSurveillance works to help users download software products to fulfill the World Health Organization’s surveillance and reporting requirements, APL said Monday.

APL collaborated with AFHSC’s Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System to develop SAGES, which works to gather, examine and share information across a national disease surveillance system.

The system is designed to collect information through radios, cell phones, Android-based devices, tablets and computers, APL says.

SAGES intends to build on a U.S. civilian and military surveillance technology called Electronic Surveillance System for the Early Notification of Community-based Epidemics.

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