Global foot-and-mouth disease surveillance using bioportal

Mark Thurmond, Andrés Perez, Chunju Tseng, Hsinchun Chen, Daniel Zeng

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The paper presents a description of the FMD BioPortal biosurveillance system ( that is currently operating to capture, analyze, and disseminate global data on foot-and-mouth (FMD) disease. The FMD BioPortal makes available to users world-wide FMD-related data from the Institute for Animal Health at Pirbright, England. The system's tools include those for tabulating and graphing data, performing spatio-temporal cluster analysis of outbreak cases of FMD, and analyzing genomic changes in FMD viruses. The FMD BioPortal also includes the FMD News (http://fmd.ucdavis. edu/index.php?id=1), which is a near real time web search to identify and capture FMD-related news items appearing worldwide. Major systems components include a communication backbone for secure, real-time data transfer, a data analysis module that can run analytical programs to assess spatial-temporal clustering, and an interactive visualization tool for integrated analysis and display of epidemiological and genomic data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIntelligence and Security Informatics
Subtitle of host publicationBiosurveillance - Second NSF Workshop, BioSurveillance 2007, Proceedings
Number of pages11
Volume4506 LNCS
StatePublished - Dec 24 2007
Event2nd NSF BioSurveillance Workshop, BioSurveillance 2007 - New Brunswick, NJ, United States
Duration: May 22 2007May 22 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4506 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other2nd NSF BioSurveillance Workshop, BioSurveillance 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Brunswick, NJ


  • BioPortal
  • Foot-and-mouth disease
  • Surveillance


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