Once an outbreak of pandemic potential has been identified, models have enormous potential to improve the effectiveness of the response. Models can be used to synthesize data to provide enhanced situational awareness, predict the future course of the pandemic, and to plan mitigation strategies.
Hazard Assessment Simulation and Prediction (HASP) Suite models how hazardous materials released in towns, cities, and open areas disperse, which helps emergency responders by predicting how any chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) threat will spread to facilitate containment.
The kit iPad comes installed with an interactive app offering 1,600 pages of triage and emergency-response decision-trees.
A new biological-behavioral-operational computer model may be able to decision makers choose the best intervention strategies to rapidly contain an outbreak.