We need your help to improve, build and update the Wildlife Morbidity and Mortality Event Alert System (WMMEAS). In case you are not aware, the WMMEAS is a surveillance platform we are developing to track wildlife diseases using data from wildlife rehabilitators and wildlife veterinarians. We’ve set a modest goal of $3,000. Funds raised through this campaign will be used to develop a more sophisticated anomaly detection algorithm that will allow for higher accuracy in detection and to provide open access to the system’s online dashboard where users can query and visualize trends in wildlife morbidity and mortality events and sign up to receive alerts to wildlife health anomalies.
We are incredibly excited to announce the publication of our first research paper. Over the past few years we have been working with Dr Terra Kelly and Dr Pranav Pandit from the UC Davis One Health Institute to develop The Wildlife Morbidity and Mortality Event Alert System (WMMEAS).
The Wildlife Morbidity and Mortality Event Alert System is described in a study published today in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
Currently we are in the process of developing a more robust version of the WMMEAS that will not only allow users to define their own target searches but will also alert WRMD users about unusual patterns of illness and death for their patients. Stay tuned because we have some big things coming!