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April 13, 2015

Graphic display of how disease migrates

Filed under: Public Health & Medical Care — by Christopher Bellavita on April 13, 2015

From Wired:

See How Diseases Spread in These Mesmerizing Graphics

YOU’RE AN H1N1 influenza virus—swine flu—just hanging out in Hanoi, Vietnam. But now it’s time to spread and infect. How should you go about your global epidemic? To navigate, you can use this map, which shows the paths that would take you from Hanoi to every corner of the globe. Want to go to Ft. Lauderdale? Just transfer in New York. Or, if you’d rather go to Baton Rouge, first go through Singapore and then New Orleans.

Disease spread graphic

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Comment by William R. Cumming

April 14, 2015 @ 9:09 am

Thanks Chris! And the SARS outbreak traced back to TORONTO where 800 Chines were arriving daily and almost 100% gone from the TORONTO area within 36 hours.

Comment by Donald Quixote

April 14, 2015 @ 11:49 am

But will it help or influence policymakers? It is nice to see what GLEAM has achieved with this project.

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