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High-tech effort calls up smartphones for Ebola battle
High-tech effort calls up smartphones for Ebola battle

The tutued young woman, the court interpreter and the middle-aged dad wearing a jester's cap in Seattle Seahawks colors traipsed down to the Living Computer Museum here Saturday morning with a single goal in mind. They wanted to help stamp out Ebola. Using 10,000 or so smartphones. Aid groups point to a gaping hole in the effort to battle the terrifying disease in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea: the lack of real-time data. How many new cases are cropping up and where? How many deaths have occurred? Where are the empty hospital beds? What supplies are needed and where? The phones — programmed Saturday by volunteers here — will allow relief workers to collect data in...

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