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Epiconcept wishes you a happy 2019

“Imagination travels faster than sight.” Baltasar Gracian y Morales The Epiconcept teams wish you a happy 2019!

Influenza epidemic: what to expect from vaccine evaluation?

The flu epidemic is late, but its onset is still expected. Every year in France, it affects an average of 2.5 million people and causes about 4000 to 6000 deaths, mainly among the elderly. To avoid them, a flu vaccination campaign is organized every fall. It is the subject of an incentive policy on the part of the health authorities.  The spread of the virus is then subject to extended…

EpiSignalDetection and EpiReport packages now available on the CRAN

Two new R packages were developed on behalf of the ECDC by Epiconcept epidemiologist Lore Merdrignac. EpiSignalDetection includes a Shiny application aiming at exploring time series to detect possible outbreaks using infectious disease surveillance data at EU/EEA or country level. EpiReport allows to draft a disease-specific epidemiological report similar to the Annual Epidemiological Reports published by the ECDC. Automated disease reports are produced in “Microsoft Word” format. For further information,…