Australia’s disease forecasting system wins National Innovation Awards

The system comprises a detection tool EpiDefend and forecasting tool EpiFX that use health and environmental data to produce a near real-time assessment of the likely presence of disease and how it might continue to spread, additionally it can be used to protect troops against biological threats and pandemics.

EpiModel: An R Package for Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Disease over Networks

The software framework integrates advances in statistical methods for network analysis and temporal exponential random graph models, which allows the epidemic modeling to be grounded in empirical data on the contacts and persistent partnerships that can spread infection.