Disease sleuth

September 2007
Marketing Health Services;Fall2007, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p8
Academic Journal
The article reports that in 2007, researchers at 3 IBM labs have donated a package of advanced software that may help predict the transmission of diseases across the globe. The goal is to allow public health officials to make better decisions about how to handle public health concerns and outbreaks. The tool, known as STEM or Spatiotemporal Epidemiological Modeler, was made available for free download in June. The author reports that the software is designed to assist researchers and public health officials in understanding and planning more efficient responses to health crises and eventually to provide new tools for protection population health.


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