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AI to fight the spread of infectious diseases


February 20, 2018

Public outreach campaigns can prevent the spread of devastating yet treatable diseases such as tuberculosis, malaria and gonorrhea. But ensuring these campaigns effectively reach undiagnosed patients, who may unknowingly spread the disease to others, is a major challenge for cash-strapped public health agencies. Now, a team of University of Southern California Viterbi School of Eng. researchers has created an algorithm that can help policymakers reduce the overall spread of disease.Full Story

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