Infectious Diseases Kill Every 30 Seconds


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com

Every 30 seconds around the world infectious diseases such as aids, malaria, flu, measles, and more kill people.

Measles Virus

Measles Virus

New research today published in BioMed Central’s open access journal International Journal of Health Geographics demonstrates how the mathematical model of geographic profiling, used in the hunt for serial killers, can help combat infectious diseases. This profiling is a statistical technique.

This technique is used to find the source of the disease. A classic study of this was in the 1854 cholera outbreak in London, and more recent cases of malaria in Cairo. In both cases geographic profiling successfully located the sources of the disease – the Broad Street pump in London, and the breeding habitats of the mosquito Anopheles sergentii in Cairo. In both cases geographic profiling successfully located the sources of the disease – the Broad Street pump in London, and the breeding habitats of the mosquito Anopheles sergentii in Cairo.

This new profiling method with targeted intervention shows promise of controlling infectious diseases in the future.

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