Health / Pharma

IBM uses big data to predict outbreaks of dengue fever and malaria

29th Sep `13, 07:59 PM in Health / Pharma

IBM has teamed up with university researchers to use big data and analytics to predict the outbreak of…

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IBM has teamed up with university researchers to use big data and analytics to predict the outbreak of deadly diseases such as dengue fever and malaria.

The research is aimed at understanding the spread of diseases in real-time in order to better deploy public health resources, said James Kaufman, public health manager at IBM Research in the IBM Almaden Research Center in San Jose, Calif.

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