Risk assessment of Ebola virus disease spreading in Uganda using a two-layer temporal network

Researchers presented a novel method for risk assessment based on a two-layer temporal network. The method has the ability to assess the risk of Ebola virus disease spreading. Simulation results from the two-layer temporal network confirmed that reduced physical contact with people while travelling along with other preventive measures decreases the risk of Ebola spreading.

Australia’s disease forecasting system wins National Innovation Awards

The system comprises a detection tool EpiDefend and forecasting tool EpiFX that use health and environmental data to produce a near real-time assessment of the likely presence of disease and how it might continue to spread, additionally it can be used to protect troops against biological threats and pandemics.