Internet As Sentinel Iv Selfreporting

Figure 26.5 shows several screen snaps from a prototype disease self-reporting system called Diarrhea Detective, developed by Jeremy Espino. In this prototype, an individual who suspects she is ill from exposure to food would access the system to (1) register her illness, (2) record the restaurants at which she had recently dined, and (3) receive feedback about whether other individuals who had eaten at those locations were self-reporting at a higher rate than usual. Although this Web-based application was never field tested, it illustrates a fourth potential use of the Internet, as a vehicle that a citizenry could use to elucidate collaboratively a point-source outbreak. We note that for such a scheme to

Figure 26.5 shows several screen snaps from a prototype disease self-reporting system called Diarrhea Detective, developed by Jeremy Espino. In this prototype, an individual who suspects she is ill from exposure to food would access the system to (1) register her illness, (2) record the restaurants at which she had recently dined, and (3) receive feedback about whether other individuals who had eaten at those

figure 26.4 Correlation of influenza article accesses on the web and figure 26.5 Screen snaps from Diarrhea Detective, a prototype influenza activity as measured by standard surveillance data sets, 2001. self-reporting tool.

4 An IP address is a 32-bit identifier for a computer that is its address on the Internet. It is comprised of four numbers separated by periods (e.g., 123.456.789.1).

work, the public would have to know it existed and find the feedback provided by the system sufficiently valuable to use it.

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