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Computer Modeling Shows Strategies to Rein in Epidemics Need to be Retooled for Rural Populations

June 2, 2009

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Strategies to mitigate disease epidemics in cities will not be so effective in rural areas, according to researchers using computer models to study the spread of disease. They found that in cities, people have a lot of informal contact with one another but looser ties. Full Story

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