BLACKSBURG, Va., January 15, 2009 - A novel flu strain that can transmit easily between humans could trigger a disease pandemic that would kill tens of millions of people worldwide. An article in Virginia Tech's Research Magazine describes how researchers at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech are using high-performance computer simulations to show how diseases like flu spread through large populations.

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They want to provide policymakers, decision-makers, and public health experts with a way to test health interventions that would help to put the brakes on the spread of a deadly influenza outbreak.

Published by Public Relations, January 14, 2009