Rapid global sharing and comparison of epidemiological and genomic data on infectious diseases would enable more rapid and efficient global outbreak control and tracking of diseases. Several barriers for global sharing exist but, in our opinion, the presumed magnitude of the problems appears larger than they are, and solutions can be found.

Bacteria, Genomics, Infection, Metagenomics, Surveillance, Virus
dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tim.2016.01.009, hdl.handle.net/1765/90714
Trends in Microbiology
Department of Virology

Aarestrup, F.M, & Koopmans, M.P.G, D.V.M. (2016). Sharing Data for Global Infectious Disease Surveillance and Outbreak Detection. Trends in Microbiology (Vol. 24, pp. 241–245). doi:10.1016/j.tim.2016.01.009