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By: PBS NewsHour

How Maps Packed with Data Help Scientists Fight Malaria

November 20, 2017

High-tech maps may help researchers understand and predict disease outbreaks like malaria, an illness that kills between 600,000 and 1 million people each year. Scientists have begun using temperatures, rainfall patterns and other data to better target areas most at risk. Special correspondent Spencer Michaels reports on other potential applications of these tools.


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