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'Measles Simulator' shows how fast disease can spread in real time

from Fox 45 Now

A simulation developed by researchers shows just how quickly measles can spread if a community doesn't have a high vaccination rate. FRED, A Framework for Reconstructing Epidemiological Dynamics, was developed by the Public Health Dynamics Laboratory in the Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh to simulate epidemics, such as a measles outbreak. The researchers showed how an outbreak can occur from just a single case of measles in several U.S. cities, including Columbus, Ohio. more

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