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Maps and Microbes

Mapping the spread of a disease is no trivial task. Using maps from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the United Nations Progromme on AIDS (UNAIDS), we can look for patterns of spread and test hypotheses about disease causation at the population level. We can contrast the spread of current outbreaks like West Nile virus to that of the epidemic spread of influenza in 1918. Geographical Information Systems (GIS) prove to be a powerful tool for analyzing local disease outbreaks as well.

  • analyze maps of an outbreak and epidemiological data to characterize the disease at the population level

Topic(s): Medical Forensics

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