How Satellite Can Predict Disease Outbreaks

Vibrio cholerae (cholera) bacteria as seen under electron microscope. Photo: Pixnio.

Vibrio cholerae (cholera) bacteria as seen under electron microscope. Photo: Pixnio.

Clever data mavericks have found a number of ways to leverage the information collected by satellites orbiting above, from calculating income growth profiles for agriculture to tracking the global oil stock. Now, scientists are figuring out how to use satellite data to predict outbreaks of diseases such as cholera weeks in advance.

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