Your Phone Could Help Cure Zika — And TB, Ebola And Other Devastating Infections

IBM today announced that as part of its Impact Grants Program, it will be donating its technology and expertise to help fight Zika virus. Working with Brazil’s Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), a research institution affiliated with the Brazilian Ministry of Health and a world leader on Zika research, the computer technology will help the scientists track and analyze patterns of data.

Zika, like Ebola, dengue, tuberculosis and antibiotic-resistant bacteria, is among the major public health problems that threaten us globally. To prevent greater tragedy will require collaboration across the usual geographic and institutional boundaries, as we saw with SARS and Ebola.

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