BlueDot Explorer

Protect your populations against infectious diseases with tailored risk assessments.

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Overview

BlueDot Explorer is an advanced analytics tool designed for granular infectious disease risk assessments.

The best data, centralized.
Access a centralized source of rich, diverse data that has been curated, cleaned, and combined for you by public health and medical experts.

Form policy with precision.
Whether you’re walking into your daily briefing or operating in crisis mode, know you’re making decisions with information you’ve customized to your needs.

Make the right decision in an emergency.
When time is critical, know you're making the right calls to protect your populations.

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Features

BlueDot Explorer Features

We’ve combined our public health and medical expertise with advanced data analytics to curate and centralize public and private sector data on infectious diseases.

Disease Surveillance

Our Natural Language Processing models process 10,000 media articles per day in 100 languages.

Travel Data

Assess outbreak risk with 4 billion global flight ticket sales spanning 10 years.

Demographic Data

Query demographic data from national censuses, the World Factbook, and national statistics reports.

Insect and Animal Vector Data

Visualize and analyze geospatial extents of various disease-spreading vectors, like the Aedes aegypti mosquito.

Filtering Tool

Focus on areas of interest with filters across a range of metadata.

Intersect Tool

Layer geospatial factors to perform multi-criterion searches.

Clustering Tool

Discover hot spots, cold spots, and spatial outliers with state-of-the-art clustering analytics.

Data Portal

Explore hundreds of curated, cleaned datasets that support outbreak analyses.

MERS risk assessment for Southeast Asia (2015)

The Division of Public Health Intelligence at the Ministry of Health Singapore have been working with BlueDot Explorer for four years, and have used the tool to assess the risk posed to Singapore from a number of major and minor outbreaks around the world.

During the South Korean Middle Eastern Respiratory Virus (MERS-CoV) outbreak in 2015, they assessed the likelihood of importing a case from Korea. They found that Singapore was among the largest destinations for travellers leaving South Korea, with roughly 40,000 people travelling between South Korea and Singapore per month. They concluded that importation of a MERS-CoV case was possible, but their public health and healthcare systems were likely robust enough to quickly manage an outbreak if it occurred.

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Zika risk assessment for Canada (2015-2017)

The Centre for Food-borne, Environmental & Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (CFEZID) at Public Health Agency of Canada have been working with BlueDot Explorer for one year to understand the risk outbreaks pose to Canada.

After the Zika outbreak, the CFEZID team was interested in understanding whether travel-associated cases of Zika were more associated with outbreak intensity within countries experiencing a Zika outbreak, or with seasonal travel to the region.

CFEZID found that both the intensity of the outbreak and seasonal travel needed to be considered for a full assessment of risk, but that for Canada, travel-associated cases were more associated with outbreak intensity in the origin.

See the published article.

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