To Fight Disease Outbreaks, Scientists Turn to Cell Phones

Cell phones ride in our pockets or purses everywhere we go, which makes them a powerful tool for monitoring explosive epidemics.

Epidemiologists rely on computer models to simulate the spread of disease and determine how best to intervene, and tracking human movement is key to accomplishing this two-headed task. Now, a team of researchers says mobile phone records can provide better data about population movements, which in turn helps produce more accurate epidemic models.

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