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Lars Skog

Ph.D in Geoinformatics at KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Lars Skog’s research has produced a method that medical professionals can use to visualise the geographical distribution of a disease over time. In his research, Skog has explored the relationship between geography and disease distribution in major epidemics of the past, including the Black Death, the Russian Flu pandemic of 1889, the Asiatic Influenza of 1957 and the swine flu. He says the historical data provides a basis for predicting the course of future epidemics and pandemics.

“My research and method can also be used to report the current state of a pandemic, or predict how extensive the spread will be. And where the disease will strike next.”

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