Research and analysis

Biological hazards: prediction

Report looking at the scientific capability to predict and prevent outbreaks of infectious diseases.


Prediction for biological hazards


This report reviews the science of infectious disease prediction and prevention for 3 types of hosts:

  • humans
  • livestock
  • crops

It looks at the current state of disaster prediction and how emerging science and technologies can help to improve predictions, preparedness and control in the future.

This review was commissioned as part of the Foresight project on reducing the risk of future disasters.

Published 27 November 2012