Outbreak - The threat and battle of pandemics

November 27, 2014
The current Ebola outbreak is spreading, despite efforts to contain the virus with closed borders and curfews. How should we handle the threat of contagious diseases in our interconnected world? What technologies are available? How can we predict and monitor similar outbreaks? Which political and social methods are most effective for minimizing the spread of diseases?

Guests in the studio:

Lars Skog, Ph.D in Geoinformatics at KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Pieter Trapman, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Mathematics at Stockholm University

Robert Daniels, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Stockholm University

Guest on Skype: Arash Izadkhasti, Physician and infection specialist at Doctors Without Borders

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