Preparing for, detecting and responding to infectious disease threats
Policy and Decision Support
Education, Training and Outreach
Infectious Disease Modeling Research
MIDAS MODELS OF INFECTIOUS DISEASE AGENT STUDY
Predicting the potential spread of an infectious disease requires much more than simply connecting cities on a map. Researchers must take into account many factors about the pathogen and the affected population. To do this, scientists use computers to simulate how an infectious disease may emerge and spread through communities, countries and even continents. The results help health officials and policymakers prepare for actual outbreaks.