Containing Ebola Like They Did in This Video Game

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Public health officials need to be able to predict how outbreaks like Ebola spread and grow. But that's not so easy. Mainly because it requires knowing how real people will react. Human behavior ain't so easy to plug into a computer model. But, then there was this bizarre and totally accidental video game incident that made real life disease outbreak modeling smarter. The story of "corrupted blood" in World of Warcraft is still inspiring epidemiologists. 

 

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  1. Broken Castle

    Artist: Breanna Tyrrel
    Label: BWN Catalog
  2. Future Plant

    Artist: Kenneth J Brahmstedt
    Label: BWN Catalog
  3. Minor MIDI

    Artist: Jack Ventimiglia
    Label: BWN Catalog