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Mobile call data records to help in fight against Ebola

Mobile call data records to help in fight against Ebola

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Data from mobile phone records can be used in the fight against the Ebola disease outbreak in West Africa, according to the UN International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

Around five thousand people have died from the virus over the last six months, mainly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Organizations dealing with information and communication technologies are currently meeting in Busan, South Korea.

They’re discussing how data can help health authorities track the movement of people who have caught Ebola.

Paul Conneally asked ITU’s Cosmas Zavazava how information on mobile phone usage can help to tackle Ebola.

Duration: 4’26”

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Cosmas Zavazava. (ITU video capture)