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Hackers to develop apps to stem the spread of Ebola


The spread of Ebola is part of West Africa has resulted in huge loss of lives in the region. All the major nations and the International Health and Aid Organizations have tried a lot to bring the epidemic under control, but as it seems the disease is still on the run. With failure to stem the spread of Ebola in West Africa concerning the whole world, a group of researchers and hackers has claimed that they have the answers to how to stop Ebola from spreading further.Hackers to develop apps to stem the spread of Ebola

According to the reports, a group of researchers and hackers at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in the United States believe that they can put an end to the spread of Ebola virus. The Network Dynamics, and Simulation Science Lab at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is organizing an event named as ‘The Computing for Ebola Challenge’.

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According to the recent reports, more that 80 programmers from both inside and outside of the University have signed up for the challenge. The programmers will be using the synthetic data provided by the United States Department of Defense for development of the application. The data provided includes all the information about the Ebola Virus and the cases from the most affected regions of Africa.

The countries that have been affected by the Ebola Virus like, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia, etc. are seriously looking forward to the efforts. The Ebola virus has accounted for innumerable deaths in the affected countries. The current population mapping will also be of great use from the developers to ensure the proper working of the application.

The primary aim of the event organized by the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is to create web-based applications that can readily available and easy to use for the residents of the affected areas in case of emergency. The proper application of such an application can lead to various opportunities as well.

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