Tag Archives | Infectious disease


Animals conceal sickness in mating situations

In research that has implications for our understanding of how diseases spread in human populations, researchers from the University of Zurich have been studying how sick animals will conceal their illness in the presence of their young or when mating opportunities arise. The study’s author, Dr. Patricia Lopes, says that animals from a number of […]

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Web Crawler Identifies Infectious Disease Outbreaks

\ Web-based electronic information sources such as discussion forums, listervs and news outlets can play an important role in early disease outbreak detection, say a team of researchers from Children’s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School. To back up their claim, the researchers have created HealthMap, a real-time, automated web crawling system that gathers, organizes […]

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