New Software Predicts Spread of Infectious Diseases
Jun 13, 2007, 16:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Chris Preimesberger)
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"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..."