IBM releasing disease prediction software


ibm_logo.gifIBM has announced that it is to donate software to scientists and public health officials that is able to predict the spread of infections diseases amongst countries.

Spatiotemporal Epidemiological Modeler (STEM) can be customised to suit particular diseases and populations, and could be used to better plan responses to crises such as bird flu.

STEM is part of a global pandemic initiative formed by IBM and more than 20 public health institutions worldwide.

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