Using GPS Phones to Track Virtual Infections – and Real Epidemics

A few months from now, a highly contagious disease will spread through a Japanese elementary school. The epidemic will start with several unwitting children, who will infect others as they attend classes and wander the halls. If nothing is done, it will quickly gain momentum and rip through the student body, then jump to parents and others in the community. However, officials will attempt to stymie the disease and save the school — using mobile phones. The sickness will be a virtual one, in an experiment funded by the Japanese government.


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Saturday, June 13th, 2009 Uncategorized