The International Health Regulations (IHR), revised in 2005, is the legal framework for the coordination of global efforts “to prevent, protect against, control and provide a public health response to the international spread of disease”. Adherence to, and impacts of, public health measures are not always easy to measure. Therefore, we propose to enable genomic epidemiology to a broader context incorporating epidemiological, political, and other contextual information to improve public health preventive measures.
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