Pandemic Flu Toolkit will predict future outbreaks in Texas
Published 10 Jul 2012 at 6:35 PM By David Maly
Three years ago, swine flu diagnoses swarmed the nationís hospitals, resulting in thousands of deaths. This flu season, Texas will have more tools to forecast such outbreaks.
Biology and statistics professor Lauren Meyers, worked with a team of UT researchers to create the Texas Pandemic Flu Toolkit, a web-based development that is able to forecast flu activity within the state. The new technology can be used to predict the amount of people who will need hospitalizations and the amount of medical equipment needed during the outbreak of a disease. Meyers said the kit can also be used to run different scenarios in order to predict the effectiveness of strategies used to battle pandemic flu...