The surveillance package is part of the COVID-19 outbreak response. For example:
The Handbook of Infectious Disease Data Analysis features the surveillance package in several chapters of Part V (“Analysis of Surveillance Data”):
twinstim() is mentioned in Chapter 20 on “Applications of Point Process Methods” by Peter J. Diggle.
?imdepi data is used to illustrate prospective outbreak detection methods, such as
stcd(), in Chapter 21 by Benjamin Allévius and Michael Höhle (see replication code).
bodaDelay() is mentioned in Chapter 22 on “Underreporting and Reporting Delays” by Angela Noufaily.
hhh4() is discussed and applied with a focus on
The paper Endemic-epidemic models with discrete-time serial interval distributions for infectious disease prediction describes an extension of
hhh4() for distributed lags as implemented in the hhh4addon package by Johannes Bracher.
vignette("twinstim", package = "surveillance")to analyze a spatio-temporal point pattern of infective events
vignette("twinSIR", package = "surveillance")to analyze the susceptible-infectious-recovered (SIR) event history of a fixed population
vignette("hhh4_spacetime", package = "surveillance")to analyze areal time series of infectious disease counts
2016/11/30: We arranged a small surveillance hackathon as part of the ESCAIDE 2016 conference in Stockholm, Sweden. One output is a set of tutorials on how to use the package.
2016/05/20: A standard reference describing the monitoring aspects of the package has appeared in the Journal of Statistical Software: https://doi.org/10.18637/jss.v070.i10. This paper is also available as
vignette("monitoringCounts", package = "surveillance").
2016/04/13: A paper on model-based testing for space-time interaction using point processes describes a new global test for clustering based on the endemic-epidemic point process model
2016/03/31: The paper A system for automated outbreak detection of communicable diseases in Germany describes use of the package as backbone for the German infectious disease monitoring system.
2016/01/21: The paper Bayesian nowcasting during the STEC O104:H4 outbreak in Germany, 2011, which builds on the surveillance package, won the Best 2014 Paper in Biometrics by an IBS member award. The award will be given at the IBC 2016 in Victoria, Canada.
2015/12/03: Working paper on incorporating age-structured social contact data in the spatio-temporal
hhh4 model for stratified, areal time series of infectious disease counts: https://arxiv.org/abs/1512.01065
2015/07/01: Two talks about the surveillance package given at the useR2015! conference:
2008/11/27-28: Short-course on Statistical surveillance of infectious diseases held at the Department of Statistics, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte, Brazil