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Woodall JP, Yuill TM. Why is the yellow fever outbreak in Angola a 'threat to the entire world'? Int J Infect Dis. 2016 May.


Ergönül O, Can F, Madoff, L and Akova M, Emerging Infectious Diseases: Clinical Case Studies. Elsevier Academic Press, 2015, ISBN 9780124169753. (First Prize of 2015 British Medical Association (BMA) Medical Book Awards in Public Health)


Vayena, E., Salathé, M., Madoff, L. C., & Brownstein, J. S. (2015). Ethical Challenges of Big Data in Public Health. PLoS Computational Biology, 11(2), 1-7.


Yih, W. K., Cocoros, N. M., Crockett, M., Klompas, M., Kruskal, B. A., Kulldorff, M., Kruskal, A. K., Kulldorff, M., Lazarus, R., Madoff, C. L., Morrison, J. M.m Smole, S., &  Platt, R. (2014). Automated Influenza-Like Illness Reporting—An Efficient Adjunct to Traditional Sentinel Surveillance. Public Health Reports, 129(1), 55–63.


Pshenichnaya NY, Nenadskaya SA., Probable Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever virus transmission occured after aerosol-generating medical procedures in Russia: nosocomial cluster. Int J Infect Dis. 2015 Apr; 33-120-2.


Pigott, D. M., Golding, N., Messina, J. P., Battle, K. E., Duda, K. A., Balard, Y., Bastein, P., Pratlong, F., Brownstein, J. S., Freifeld, C. C., Mekaru, S. R., Madoff, L. C., George, D. B., Myers, M. F., & Hay, S. I. (2014). Global database of leishmaniasis occurrence locations, 1960–2012. Scientific Data, 1, 140036.


Petersen, E., Pollack, M., & Madoff, L. (2014). Health-care associate transmission of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona virus, MERS-CoV, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 29, 299-300.


Allen, H. (2014). Characterizing zoonotic disease detection in the United States: Who detects zoonotic disease outbreaks & how fast are they detected? Journal of Infection and Public Health, 8(2), 194-201.


Jones, R. (2014). Non-endemic cases of lymphatic filariasis. Tropical Medicine International Health, 19(11), 1377-1383.


Madoff, L., & Li, A. (2014). Web-Based Surveillance Systems for Human, Animal, and Plant Diseases (R. Atlas & S. Maloy, Eds.). Microbiology Spectrum, 2(1), 1-10.


Milne-Price, S., Miazgowicz, K., & Munster, V. (2014). The emergence of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus. Pathogens and Disease, 121-136.


Thiberville, S., Moyen, N., Dupuis-Maguiraga, L., Nougairede, A., Gould, E., Roques, P., & De Lamballerie, X. (2013). Chikungunya fever: Epidemiology, clinical syndrome, pathogenesis and therapy. Antiviral Research, 99(3), 345-370.


Cottle, L., Gkrania-Klotsas, E., Williams, H., Brindle, H., Carmichael, A., Fry, G., & Beeching, N. (2013). A Multinational Outbreak of Histoplasmosis Following a Biology Field Trip in the Ugandan Rainforest. Journal of Travel Medicine, 20(2), 83-87.


Tsai, F., Tseng, E., Chan, C., Tamashiro, H., Motamed, S., & Rougemont, A. (2013). Is the reporting timeliness gap for avian flu and H1N1 outbreaks in global health surveillance systems associated with country transparency? Globalization and Health, 9(14), 1-7.


Hartley, D., Nelson, N., Arthur, R., Barboza, P., Collier, N., Lightfoot, N., .Linge, P., Goot, E., Mawudeku, A., Madoff, L., Vaillant, L., Walters, R., Mantero, J., Corley, C., & Brownstein, J. (2013). An overview of Internet biosurveillance. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 19(11), 1006-1013.


Larson, H., Smith, D., Paterson, P., Cumming, M., Eckersberger, E., Freifeld, C., Ghinai, I., Jarrett, C., Paushter, L., Brownstein, J., & Madoff, L. (2013). Measuring vaccine confidence: Analysis of data obtained by a media surveillance system used to analyse public concerns about vaccines. The Lancet Infectious Diseases, 13(7), 606-613.


Barboza P, Vaillant L, Mawudeku A, Nelson NP, Hartley DM, Madoff LC, Linge JP, Collier N, Brownstein JS, Yangarber R, Astagneau P, on behalf of the Early Alerting, Reporting Project of the Global Health Security Initiative. "Evaluation of epidemic intelligence systems integrated in the Early Alerting and Reporting project for the detection of A/H5N1 Influenza event". PLOS ONE,, March 2013, Volume 8,| Issue 3, e57252.

  Chan EH, Scales DA, Brewer TF, Madoff LC, Pollack MP, Hoen AS, Chodin T, Brownstein JS. Forecasting high-priority infectious disease surveillance regions: a socioeconomic model. Clin Infect Dis 2013 Feb;56(4):517-24.
    Fisher, M. C., Henk, D. A., Briggs, C. J., Brownstein, J. S., Madoff, L. C., McCraw, S. L., & Gurr, S. J. (2012). Emerging fungal threats to animal, plant and ecosystem health. Nature, 484(7393).
  Pollack MP, Pringle C, Madoff LC, Memish ZA. Latest outbreak news from ProMED-mail: Novel coronavirus - Middle East. Int J Infect Dis. 2012 S1201-9712(12)01310-0.
Mondor L, Brownstein JS, Chan E, Madoff LC, Pollack MP, Buckeridge DL, Brewer TF. Timeliness of nongovernmental versus governmental global outbreak communications. Emerg Infect Dis. 2012 Jul; [Epub ahead of print]
    Petersen, Eskild (Editor), Chen, Lin Hwei (Editor), Schlangenhauf, Patricia (Editor) Infectious Diseases: A Geographic Guide. First edition, paperback. Wiley-Blackwell, 2011, July.
    Placzek, H., & Madoff, L. (2011). The use of immunization registry-based data in vaccine effectiveness studies. Vaccine, 29(3), 399-411.
    Newton, A. E., Heiman, K. E., Schmitz, A., Török, T., Apostolou, A., Hanson, H., Gounder, P., Bohm, S., Kurkian, K., Parsons, M., Talkington, D., Stroika, S., Madoff, L. C., Elson, F., Sweat, D., Cantu, V., Akwar, O., Mahon, B. E., Hanson, H., & Mintz, E. D., (2011). Cholera in United States Associated with Epidemic in Hispaniola. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 17(11), 2166–2168.
  Madoff, Lawerence C., Fisman David N., Kass-Hout, Taha, A New Approach to Monitoring Dengue Activity, PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 5(5), May 31, 2011.
  Madoff, Larry, An Epidemiologist on 'Contagion': This Will Almost Certainly Occur, 2011 Sept,
  Madoff LC, Fisman DN, Kass-Hout T, A new approach to monitoring dengue activity, PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2011 May;5(5):e1215. Epub 2011 May 31.
    Stewart, A., & Denecke, K. (2010). Using ProMED-Mail and MedWorm Blogs for Cross-Domain Pattern Analysis in Epidemic Intelligence. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 160(Pt 1), 437-441.
  Chan EH, Brewer TF, Madoff LC, Pollack MP, Sonricker AL, Keller M, Freifeld CC, Blench M, Mawudeku A, Brownstein JS, Global capacity for emerging infectious disease detection, Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 2010 Dec 14;107(50):21701-6. Epub 2010 Nov 29.
  Infectious Diseases: A Geographic Guide, Edited by Eskild Petersen, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark; Lin H. Chen, Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA; Patricia Schlagenhauf-Lawlor, University of Zurich WHO Collaborating Centre for Travellers’ Health, Zurich, Switzerland, August 2011.
  Woodall, J., Madoff, L., Bodenheimer, A., Cowen, P., Damrongwatanapokin, T., Ekue, E., Garland, T., Hugh-Jones, M., Shimshony, A., Yuill, T. (2010). ProMED-mail and ONE HEALTH. One Health Newsletter. Vol. 3, Issue 1, Winter 2010; 6-9.
Emily H. Chan, Timothy F. Brewer, Lawrence C. Madoff, Marjorie P. Pollack, Amy L. Sonricker, Mikaela Keller, Clark C. Freifeld, Michael Blench, Abla Mawudeku, and John S. Brownstein, Global capacity for emerging infectious disease detection, PNAS, December 14, 2010, vol. 107, no. 50, pp. 21701–21706
  The Domestic and International Impacts of the 2009 H1N1 Influenza A Pandemic: Global Challenges, Global Solutions: Workshop Summary 2010, Madoff, Lawrence C., Brownstein, John, A9 Rumors of Pandemic: Monitoring Emerging Disease Outbreaks on the Internet.
Brownstein JS, Freifield CC, Madoff LC. Digital disease detection - Harnessing the web for public health surveillance. N Engl J Med 2009; 360(21):2153-5.
    Brownstein, J.S., Freifeld, C.C., & Madoff, L.C. (2009). Influenza A (H1N1) Virus, 2009 — Online Monitoring. The New England Journal of Medicine, 360(21), 2156.
    Zeldenrust, M., Rahamat-Langendoen, J., Postma, M., & Van Vliet, J. (2008). The value of ProMED-mail for the Early Warning Committee in the Netherlands: More specific approach recommended. Eurosurveillance, 13(6), 1-4.
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pdf K. Ben Jebara & A. Shimshony, International monitoring and surveillance of animal diseases using official and unofficial sources. Veterinaria Italiana, 2006, 42 (4), 431-441.
pdf Madoff L., Cooperation between animal and human health sectors is key to the detection, surveillance, and control of emerging disease, IMED 2007 meeting in Vienna, February 2007. Euro Surveill 2006;11(12):E061221.4.
pdf Peter Cowen, Tam Garland, Martin E. Hugh-Jones, Arnon Shimshony, Stuart Handysides, Donald Kaye, Lawrence C. Madoff, Marjorie P. Pollack, Jack Woodall. Evaluation of ProMED-mail as an electronic early warning system for emerging animal diseases: 1996 to 2004.  JAVMA, Vol 229, No. 7, October 1, 2006 pp. 1090-1099.
  M'ikanatha, N., Rohn, D., Robertson, C., Tan, C., Holmes, J., Kunselman, A., Polachek, C., & Lautenbach, E. (2006). Use of the Internet to Enhance Infectious Disease Surveillance and Outbreak Investigation. Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice, and Science, 4(3), 293-300.
pdf Lawrence C. Madoff and John P. Woodall, The Internet and the Global Monitoring of Emerging Diseases: Lessons from the First 10 Years of ProMED-mail, Archives of Medical Research, Volume 36, Issue 6, November-December 2005, Pages 724-730
pdf Lawrence C. Madoff, ProMED-mail: An Early Warning System for Emerging Diseases, Clinical Infectious Diseases 2004; 39:227–32.
Woodall, J. Combating Infectious Disease & Toxin Outbreaks, Natural & Man-made, through the Internet, ©2004.  (PowerPoint presentation)
pdf Woodall, John P. Global surveillance of emerging diseases: the ProMED-mail perspective. Cad. Saúde Pública. [online]. 2001, vol.17 suppl. [cited 28 July 2005], p.147-154.
pdf Woodall, J. SIM Quarterly, Outbreak meets the Internet: Global epidemic monitoring by ProMED-mail, June 1997
pdf Stephen S. Morse, Barbara Hatch Rosenberg and Jack Woodall, Global Monitoring of Emerging Diseases: Design for a Demonstration Program, Health Policy, 38 (1996) 135-153.
pdf Stephen S. Morse, Controlling Infectious Diseases, May 1993