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Facebook app to help track how viruses spread

from Healthcare IT News

A new Facebook application, developed in a Tel Aviv University lab, is poised to serve as a better indicator of how infections spread among populations. The Facebook app called PiggyDemic allows users to "infect" their friends with a simulated virus or become infected themselves. The resulting patterns are expected to allow researchers to gather information on how a virus mutates, how it spreads through human interaction and the number of people it infects. more


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