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Flu Outbreaks Predicted With Weather Forecast Techniques
November 27, 2012
Scientists have developed a new system that adapts techniques used in weather prediction to generate local forecasts of seasonal influenza outbreaks. By predicting the timing and severity of the outbreaks as far as seven weeks in advance, the system could eventually help society better prepare for them.
National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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