Tuesday, August 28, 2007

This week in pandemic flu, emerging infectious disease news

Computers and computer networks are playing a key role in helping predict and analyze infectious disease transmission, according to recent news reports. Among the computer-related headlines and research reported this week by APHA's Get Ready News Twitter:

*Online gamers rehearse real-world epidemics
*Scientists launch global computing effort to find cures for dengue, West Nile virus, hepatitis C
*Visualizing the molecules that cause infectious disease: Seeing with supercomputers
*Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study at NIH develops computational models of infectious disease

For links to dozens of news stories and resources on emerging infectious diseases, visit the Get Ready News Twitter. New information is posted each weekday, so check back often for updates.

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