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How might we use data collection and analysis tools to increase our understanding of the disease, better track exposure and enhance communication?

Data analysis tools are important for informing decision-making, resource deployment and containment strategies. How might we develop context-appropriate tools to increase our understanding of the disease, better track exposure and enhance communication?
 
What tools already exist that we could build upon, test and rapidly deploy to facilitate data collection and analysis?

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Many documented sources are available on the chemistry values after a patient develops Ebola.  What about comparing blood values of someone who has never been in contact with Ebola then the same person who now has Ebola, what markers have changed?  W

Many documented sources are available on the chemistry values after a patient develops Ebola. What about comparing blood values of someone who has never been in contact with Ebola then the same person who now has Ebola, what markers have changed? W

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Today everyone has a cell phone, even the poor. This advantage is allowing the public to use Twitter for real-time data information exchange. To date civilians have already been providing support during a variety of crises like wildfires, earthquakes

Today everyone has a cell phone, even the poor. This advantage is allowing the public to use Twitter for real-time data information exchange. To date civilians have already been providing support during a variety of crises like wildfires, earthquakes

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It is diffcult to devise new technologies for Ebola care with incomplete data about the care, environment, and needs of patients. The equivalent of a black box recorder for patient and environment data is needed. This optimizes nursing and medical ma

It is diffcult to devise new technologies for Ebola care with incomplete data about the care, environment, and needs of patients. The equivalent of a black box recorder for patient and environment data is needed. This optimizes nursing and medical ma

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Facebook recently launched Safety Check, which is a tool that allows people to let their friends and family know that they are safe during times of disaster or crisis. This will only be used during a crisis, but since many people are on Facebook, it

Facebook recently launched Safety Check, which is a tool that allows people to let their friends and family know that they are safe during times of disaster or crisis. This will only be used during a crisis, but since many people are on Facebook, it

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Doctors don't know much about the recovery and years after surviving the disease. With this in mind, the testing of patients needs to happen weakly to really get a better understanding of the disease. The information about the virus being found in se

Doctors don't know much about the recovery and years after surviving the disease. With this in mind, the testing of patients needs to happen weakly to really get a better understanding of the disease. The information about the virus being found in se

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NBC news talks about the stark conditions at the epicenter of the Ebola epidemic.  I did some calculations of how long it would take for the exponential growth to reach 2 billion people on this planet.  Conclusion -- a year and a half of exponential

NBC news talks about the stark conditions at the epicenter of the Ebola epidemic. I did some calculations of how long it would take for the exponential growth to reach 2 billion people on this planet. Conclusion -- a year and a half of exponential

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Everyone has a cell phone today, even the poor. But the poor do not have smart phones. Here's where Unicef's RapidPro makes an entrance. RapidPro is a free platform helping NGOs create sms apps that are saving lives. Currently an app that will soon b

Everyone has a cell phone today, even the poor. But the poor do not have smart phones. Here's where Unicef's RapidPro makes an entrance. RapidPro is a free platform helping NGOs create sms apps that are saving lives. Currently an app that will soon b

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I have researched the tracking of the infected. I realized that tracking the infected is really difficult because there are ,now, so many. I created a plane with barriers to make sure that no one gets infected or spreads it. If people track those on

I have researched the tracking of the infected. I realized that tracking the infected is really difficult because there are ,now, so many. I created a plane with barriers to make sure that no one gets infected or spreads it. If people track those on

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