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Study explains factors that influence the timing of infectious disease outbreaks

November 3, 2016

The delay between the time when a disease outbreak becomes possible and when it actually happens depends chiefly…
Cellphone data can track infectious diseases

August 25, 2015

Tracking mobile phone data is often associated with privacy issues, but these vast datasets could be the key…
CHIKV Challenge Announces Winners, Progress toward Forecasting the Spread of Infectious Diseases

June 2, 2015

The chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is quickly spreading through the Western Hemisphere; as of May 15, 2015, the Pan-American…
Ebola, Dengue fever, Lyme disease: The growing economic cost of infectious diseases

December 22, 2014

Emerging pandemic disease outbreaks such as Ebola increasingly threaten global public health and world economies, scientists say. We…
Using Wikipedia to forecast diseases

November 17, 2014

Scientists can now monitor and forecast diseases around the globe more effectively by analyzing views of Wikipedia articles,…
Google searches have potential to improve flu monitoring

October 31, 2014

Flu season is around the corner. However, techniques used to forecast spread of influenza viruses are not able…
CHIKV Challenge Asks Teams to Forecast the Spread of Infectious Disease

August 18, 2014

The Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is on the move. Spread among humans by mosquitoes, and spread across geographic boundaries…
Researchers Propose Social Network Modeling to Fight Hospital Infections

October 23, 2013

Two researchers at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business have teamed up with a researcher at…
Predicting hotspots for future flu outbreaks

March 14, 2013

This year’s unusually long and rocky flu season would be nothing compared to the pandemic that could occur…
Wolf in sheep’s clothing: Uncovering how deadly bacteria trick the immune system

March 5, 2013

An outbreak of tuberculosis in the skid row area of downtown Los Angeles may have exposed up to…
Researcher uses mathematical models to understand transmission dynamics of infectious diseases

January 23, 2013

From SARS, flu, Kawasaki disease and now rotavirus, a Yale School of Public Health researcher uses mathematical models…
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