If you’re going to pursue an elusive killer, you sometimes have to get creative.
A pioneering study into malaria transmission in Kenya, using data gleaned from the cell phones of nearly 15 million people, has given scientists new clues into how the deadly disease spreads.
By tracking the population’s movement over a year using cell phone data and comparing it with detailed information on malaria infection rates across the country, the study reveals how human travel contributes to the disease’s spread.
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(via Tracking a killer: Cell phones aid pioneering malaria study in Kenya - CNN.com)

If you’re going to pursue an elusive killer, you sometimes have to get creative.

A pioneering study into malaria transmission in Kenya, using data gleaned from the cell phones of nearly 15 million people, has given scientists new clues into how the deadly disease spreads.

By tracking the population’s movement over a year using cell phone data and comparing it with detailed information on malaria infection rates across the country, the study reveals how human travel contributes to the disease’s spread.

Read more…

(via Tracking a killer: Cell phones aid pioneering malaria study in Kenya - CNN.com)

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