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Open Source Tool Helps Fight Measles

Dec 04, 2007, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by James Archibald)

"The Washington Post on Friday reported that global measles fatalities had been reduced by two-thirds following stepped-up vaccination campaigns since 2000.

"Furthermore, this phenomenal success had a helping hand from open source software.

"Coverage of these measles vaccination campaigns has been carried out using pocket computers running an open-source program, EpiSurveyor, developed by a Washington-based nonprofit, DataDyne..."

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