Weapon against epidemics: Cell phones
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"Cell phone technology is helping developing nations
prepare for disease threats such as a new strain of swine flu, an
outbreak of measles or the increased spread of HIV.
"Kenya proved it in 2007, when the East African nation suffered
its first case of the polio virus in more than 20 years, said Yusuf
Ajack Ibrahim, a health care worker at the Kenyan Ministry of
Public Health and Sanitation.
"As thousands of Somalis fled to Kenya to avoid violence in
their homeland, the exodus sparked a serious health crisis, Ibrahim