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Applying cusum-based methods for the detection of outbreaks of Ross River virus disease in Western Australia

Rochelle E Watkins1*, Serryn Eagleson2, Bert Veenendaal2, Graeme Wright2 and Aileen J Plant1

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1 Australian Biosecurity CRC, Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia

2 Department of Spatial Sciences, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia

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BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2008, 8:37  doi:10.1186/1472-6947-8-37

Published: 13 August 2008

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R code for Early Aberration Reporting System (EARS) and negative binomial cusum (NBC) algorithms.

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RRv case notifications, expert-defined outbreak period and cusum scores by day for outbreak datasets 2 to 15.

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