Modelling to contain pandemics

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Agent-based computational models can capture irrational behaviour, complex social networks and global scale — all essential in confronting H1N1, says Joshua M. Epstein.

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Epstein, J. Modelling to contain pandemics. Nature 460, 687 (2009) doi:10.1038/460687a

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