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New computer model predicts where Ebola might strike next

  • The model could eventually be used to figure out where to vaccinate people before an outbreak has a chance to take hold, or it could allow a government to take measures at borders where sick travelers might spread the disease, David Redding, a lead author of the study published today in Nature Communications, tells The Verge.
  • Redding hopes the new model will get people thinking about all of the factors that can cause a disease like Ebola to spread — from societal changes to animal behavior and a changing environment.
  • In places where there aren’t a lot of resources to track where a disease is breaking out, predictive models like this one could help officials and humanitarian organizations that are working to stop an epidemic figure out where to focus their attention.

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