Elizabeth Halloran

Mar. 14, 2008

Simulating an Outbreak of Pandemic Flu

What can simulations of a flu outbreak in the city of Chicago teach us about how to better respond to a real-world pandemic?

influenza, flu, disease, outbreak, pandemic, h5n1

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Humpback whales blow bubbles around schools of fish to concentrate them for easier capture. It's called a bubble net, says David Wiley, research coordinator for Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and it's visible as a ring of bubbles at the surface. Now, with underwater digital tracking tags and custom visualization software, whale researchers can see what the whales are doing underwater when they're bubble-netting.

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