© 2023 All Rights reserved WUSF
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Pandemic Flu Simulations Model Outbreak

A team of scientists used three different computer models to examine how a pandemic influenza outbreak might travel through a city similar in size to Chicago. What can simulations of a flu outbreak teach us about how to better respond to a real-world pandemic?

The models examined different possible responses — from issuing antiviral treatments to closing down schools — to determine their effects on the spread of a hypothetical flu outbreak. Elizabeth Halloran, professor of biostatistics at the University of Washington, talks about what the researchers found.

Copyright 2023 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

WUSF 89.7 depends on donors for the funding it takes to provide you the most trusted source of news and information here in town, across our state, and around the world. Support WUSF now by giving monthly, or make a one-time donation online.