Nicholas A. Yager

European Flight Restrictions May Inhibit International Propagation of Ebola

21 Apr 2015

Today was SUNY Geneseo's 9th Annual GREAT Day, a college-wide symposium of creativity and academic research. This morning Mathew Taylor and I presented our metapopulation network model for simulating international the spread of Ebola via aviation. Using real flight data donated by FlightAware, airport data from, and a gridded population of the world, we constructed a model consisting of over 3,000 airports, 82,000 routes, and over 4 billion individuals. Using this model, we tested the efficacy of country-based flight regulations in preventing the international spread of Ebola.

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