From the Madagascar Plague to the Ugandan Marburg virus outbreaks and the continued plight to mitigate the Zika Virus, it is clear that epidemic risk continues to pose a global health threat to communities and organizations worldwide.
SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB)
December 06, 2017
With more than 400 human disease outbreaks in the past 10 years, the human and economic toll has been extensive. In fact, experts project the impact from a global human pandemic to be around $570 billion or 0.7% of global income. The global health community has reached a tipping point when it comes to leveraging better mechanisms for financing and managing the economic blowback of an outbreak. With that, Metabiota, the pioneer in epidemic risk modeling, is revealing its top trends and predictions for epidemic risk in the year ahead.
“From the Madagascar Plague to the Ugandan Marburg virus outbreaks and the continued plight to mitigate the Zika Virus, it is clear that epidemic risk continues to pose a global health threat to communities and organizations worldwide,” said Bill Rossi, CEO of Metabiota. “At the center of this effort are new methods for assessing and insuring risk, and thanks to advances in disease tracking and reporting, software machine learning and artificial intelligence, we can now understand the risk of disease spread more clearly. Metabiota is committed to helping the world become more resilient to epidemics by working with governments and organizations around the globe. Our team is sharing this knowledge and expertise, so that all risk managers can be better prepared in the year ahead and beyond.”
Metabiota’s team outlined five different aspects of risk, along with their prediction for what lies ahead in 2018:
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