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Please don't kill the bats!

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How do diseases spread from animals to humans? Is it possible to forecast where disease outbreaks will occur and when they will blow up into major health crises?

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Predicting the Future of Infectious Disease

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Disease ecologist Dr. Barbara Han  discusses how, with the help of artificial intelligence and machine learning, her team analyzes data on animals, disease, and geography to pinpoint areas at risk of future disease outbreaks.

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Friday, March 9, 2018 - 7:00pm

Predicting the Future of Infectious Disease

Cary Institute disease ecologist Dr. Barbara Han will discuss how, with the help of artificial intelligence and machine learning, her team analyzes data on animals, disease, and geography to pinpoint areas at risk of future disease outbreaks.

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Ebola and bats

Podcast

Filoviruses have devastating effects on people and primates, as evidenced by the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa. For nearly 40 years, preventing spillovers has been hampered by an inability to pinpoint which wildlife species harbor and spread the viruses.

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Machine Learning to Predict Zoonotic Disease

Why do the majority of human infectious diseases originate from wildlife? Our lab seeks to identify intrinsic characteristics of wild species (e.g., life history, ecological, physiological traits) that signal their potential to be future reservoirs of zoonotic diseases (human diseases with animal origins).

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