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New methods help advance infectious disease forecasting
January 4, 2016
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.While tremendous progress has been made to eliminate malaria worldwide, about 3.2 billion people--nearly half the world's population--are at risk of the disease, according to the World Health Organization. New tools to help advance infectious disease forecasting are needed. A recent NSF-funded study develops new methods to detect the onset of critical transitions in infectious disease epidemics, such as malaria.Full Story
National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis
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