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New Software Predicts Spread of Infectious Diseases

Jun 13, 2007, 16:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chris Preimesberger)

"Researchers at three IBM labs have donated to the open-source community a package of advanced software that can help predict the transmission of diseases across countries and around the globe, so that public health authorities can make better decisions on how to handle such outbreaks.

"The tool, known as STEM (Spatiotemporal Epidemiological Modeler), was made available for free download June 8. It will aid researchers and public health officials in understanding and planning more efficient responses to health crises and ultimately provide new tools for protecting population health..."

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