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How important is long-distance travel in the spread of epidemics?


November 4, 2014

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When modeling the spread of epidemics, such as the Ebola outbreak, scientists must take into account the long-distance hops now possible with international air travel. But how important are such long-distance jumps? A new model by biophysicists Oskar Hallatschek of the University of California, Berkeley, and Daniel Fisher of Stanford University shows that how common long-range jumps are makes a big difference in the dispersal of a disease.Full Story

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