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  • Captivating graphic shows how viruses can spread so quickly

    Yahoo! - 04/03/2015

    When you hear about an outbreak of a new virus in another country, do you often wonder where it will hit next?

    You’re not alone.

    Thanks to new tools that make it easier for scientists to track the spread of disease, we may one day be able to predict — with far better accuracy — where an outbreak will travel before long before it arrives.

    This graphic, from the Northeastern University Laboratory for the Modeling of Biological and Socio-Technical Systems (MoBS), tracks some of the possible pathways an infectious virus could take if it were strong enough to spread across the globe.

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