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Tools for Foot and Mouth Disease Managers: The West Eurasia FMD Database


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Explanation of the empres-i tool, rationale behind its development and purpose of the database.

Dr. Klaas Dietze (EMPRES Animal Health Officer, Animal Production and Health Division Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN)

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Tools for Foot and Mouth Disease Managers: The West Eurasia FMD Database

  1. 1. Tools for FMD Managers The West Eurasia FMD DatabaseDr. Klaas DietzeEMPRES Animal Health Officer,Animal Production and Health DivisionFood and Agriculture Organization of theUN
  2. 2. The West Eurasia FMD Database
  3. 3. Rationale behind the development of this toolRecommendations of roadmap meetings, inparticular 2nd (e.g. 23) and 3rd(e.g. 22;23):•Endemic countries to increase timelyinformation sharing (monthly)•Facilitation of communication needed•Development of epidemiological tools tosupport FMD management at country andregional level
  4. 4. Purpose of the database (I)The database is a platform to:•Capture activities on FMD control (e.g.vaccination or surveillance)•Collate epidemiological information onoutbreaks•Analyze data•Visualize data (mapping of events)
  5. 5. Purpose of the database (II)The database adds value to data:•Providing additional data layers for analysis•Giving the opportunity to analyze data“beyond borders”•Providing options to integrate furtherepidemiological tools
  6. 6. Purpose of the database (III)The database has mechanisms to:•Assure countries remain with full ownershipof their data•Protect sensitive data•Share selected data with databasecommunity (other countries)
  7. 7. Who is the user? How does it work?The database has a restricted access:•Hosted within EMPRES-i•Password protected login•Focal points for participating countries•Full “rights” over own data – restrictedaccess to data of other partners within thedatabase
  8. 8. First steps…
  9. 9. The “home”
  10. 10. Mapping of outbreaks•Analysis of outbreaks over time in ageographic context•Direct access to detailed informationthrough “active markers”•Data layers to further put outbreaks into acontext (e.g. densities of susceptiblespecies)
  11. 11. Purpose of the database (III)
  12. 12. Restricted access to data of other countriesTo be defined by the user community.Currently defined as follows:•Full access to all data older than 12 months•Limited access to more recent datacovering the past 12 months.•Information will be presented compiled inmaps and charts but no access to “raw data”is granted.
  13. 13. So what can be seen?•Maps of vaccination coverage (small andlarge ruminants)•Maps of outbreaks (differentiating serotypesinvolved)•Charts of outbreaks over time(differentiating serotypes involved)
  14. 14. So what can be seen?
  15. 15. Future development•More countries to join •Memorandum of Understanding on data sharing•More analytical features to be incorporated•Consultation with the users to make the toolmost useful for them•Use tool to integrate epi-network with lab-network•Move towards an early warning system
  16. 16. Thank you!