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Research on novel statistical methods for disease surveillance and influenza vaccine effectiveness has led to the development of a suite of automatic systems for detecting outbreaks of infectious diseases at Health Protection Scotland (HPS). This work has improved the public health response and helped to reduce costs in Scotland and also in the wider UK and EU by providing real-time early warning of disease outbreaks and timely estimates of the effectiveness of the influenza vaccine. This research, commissioned by the Scottish Government, through HPS, and also the UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and the European Centres for Disease Control (ECDC), but used in a wider context by many others, formed the basis for the HPS response to the H1N1 Influenza Pandemic and monitoring of the effects of Influenza Vaccines.
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Economic and commerce, Health and welfare - new products, guidelines and services