Ebola Crisis May Surpass Traditional Tracking Capabilities

October 20, 2014 12:26 PM

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With the Ebola outbreak spreading and no end to the epidemic in sight, Jeffrey Shaman, associate professor of environmental health sciences at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, has been extremely busy in recent weeks.

Shaman, whose influenza prediction tool won the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Predict the Influenza Season Challenge in June, is not only gearing up for the upcoming flu season but has also been called into action in trying to model the worsening Ebola virus crisis in West Africa—a ta...

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