Table 3: Public data sources exploited in the current study.

Site nameLinkReference

International surveillance networks

Neglected Diseases Initiative of the World Health Organization[59]
Center for Disease Control and Prevention[93]
San Francisco Bay Area Cryptosporidiosis Surveillance Project[136]
C-EnterNet (Canadian Integrated Enteric Disease Surveillance System)[153]
Public Health Agency of Canada[154]

Suites of free and open-epidemiology data source

Tri-County Health Department[150]
AIDS site[161]
Communicable Diseases Branch[245]
Epi Info software[274]

Open-access peer-reviewed journals

Euroserveillance Europe’s Journal on infectious diasese epidemiology, prevention and control[63, 81, 98, 99, 178, 246248, 276, 291, 292]
Center for Disease Control and Prevention: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)[92, 131, 132, 146, 156, 185191, 249, 258, 260, 285, 293295]
Public Health Agency of Canada[86, 296, 297]