Maths Delivers: The Spread of Disease

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Maths Delivers: The Spread of Disease


  Last updated December 3, 2018 at 8:29 am


Epidemics have been some of the most devastating events in human history. Mathematics and statistics are at the forefront of how scientists, hospitals and governments deal with the issues of epidemics and the spread of disease. The subject of epidemiology models the behaviour of diseases and the steps we can take to control their impact, including issues like when to vaccinate and quarantine people.

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