Epidemiologists at the University of California are developing a tool that uses rainfall and other factors to forecast outbreaks, writes Katherine Purvis
This is excellent. It would be great if it were possible to combine this with information identifying where people live or have been when they arrive at hospitals or clinics showing symptoms.
The same concept should be used with Ebola. By having this data updated in the cloud in real time, trends should become obvious very quickly. This could also be extremely useful with people traveling and tracking interactions between people. I appreciate this sounds a lot like big brother, but surely it is better than dead brother…