The way that humans and animals have interrelated throughout history has influenced how viruses have been transmitted to our species, and how those viruses (such as HIV and SARS, to name just two) can reach pandemic levels in our increasingly interconnected world. But interconnectedness can also help us identify patterns of illness — namely, through the Internet. Already, there are tools such as Google Flu Trends that make use of this unpreceden … Read More

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