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Predictive Analytics Models Accurately Forecast Flu Trends

January 22, 2019 - Predictive analytics models were able to forecast trends in influenza outbreaks with greater accuracy than historical baseline models. Led by biostatistician Nicholas Reich, researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst formed a group called the FluSight Network. The team compared the forecast accuracy of 20 predictive models to a historical baseline seasonal average, using...


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