Newly Published: Evaluation of the EpiCore Outbreak Verification System

In 2013, together with funding from the Skoll Global Threats Fund (now Ending Pandemics), TEPHINET, the International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID), ProMED-Mail, and HealthMap launched EpiCore (, a virtual community of health professionals using innovative surveillance methods to verify outbreaks of infectious diseases. 

Representatives from these founding organizations, including TEPHINET Director Dr. Dionisio Herrera, co-authored an evaluation of the EpiCore project, analyzing data from the first 18 months of its implementation to evaluate its usefulness in obtaining information about potential outbreaks. Read the evaluation report here.