There are four MSF outbreak dictionaries available:

  • Cholera/Acute watery diarrhea (“cholera”)
  • Meningitis
  • Measles/Rubella (“measles”)
  • Acute Jaundice Syndrome (often suspected to be Hepatitis E) (“ajs”)

You can read more about the outbreak dictionaries at https://r4epis.netlify.com/outbreaks

Acute Jaundice Syndrome (AJS)

Variables in the dictionary

The AJS dictionary contains definitions for 68 variables:

Option codes

The dictionaries are exported using option codes that can be translated to human-readable format. This table shows how they are translated.

Cholera

Variables in the dictionary

The Cholera dictionary contains definitions for 45 variables:

Option codes

The dictionaries are exported using option codes that can be translated to human-readable format. This table shows how they are translated.

Measles

Variables in the dictionary

The Measles dictionary contains definitions for 52 variables:

Option codes

The dictionaries are exported using option codes that can be translated to human-readable format. This table shows how they are translated.

Meningitis

Variables in the dictionary

The Meningitis dictionary contains definitions for 53 variables:

Option codes

The dictionaries are exported using option codes that can be translated to human-readable format. This table shows how they are translated.

Exploring the dictionaries

You can explore the excel-formatted dictionaries with browseURL(system.file("extdata", "MSF-outbreak-dict.xlsx", package = "epidict")), but treat it as read-only.