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Cellphone Data can Track Infectious Diseases

2015 24 Aug

A new study published in PNAS demonstrates that mobile phone data could be a useful tool for understanding how infectious diseases are spread seasonally. Using anonymous mobile phone records for more than 15 million people in Kenya, Princeton University and Harvard University researchers were able to track the spread of rubella in the African country.... Read more

‘LabDisk’ Technology Enables POC Infectious Disease Diagnosis

2015 03 Apr

A new ‘lab-on-a-disc’ technology developed by an EU project research team can diagnose malaria and other febrile infectious diseases simultaneously in just an hour – allowing faster point-of-care treatment and precise drugs administration that could save thousands of lives. A major problem with current testing for infectious diseases in Africa is... Read more