BlueDot protects people around the world from infectious diseases with data-driven technologies. We help governments protect their citizens, hospitals protect their staff and patients, and businesses protect their employees and customers.
In today’s hyper-connected world, diseases spread quickly but data and insights can spread faster.
SARS spreads from Hong Kong to Toronto, causing an outbreak that cripples the city with 44 deaths and $2 billion in losses.
After completing his training as a physician specializing in infectious diseases and public health in New York City, Dr. Kamran Khan returns to Toronto just before the city’s SARS outbreak begins.
To support growth prospects, BioDiaspora completes a seed round with Horizons Ventures, a private investment of Sir Li Ka-shing, and renames the company to BlueDot – a metaphor for our small world.
Ebola spreads throughout West Africa, with over 11,000 deaths. Using risk models that leverage billions of passenger itineraries, BlueDot predicts the migration of Ebola out of West Africa, publishing its results in The Lancet.
Zika lands in and spreads from Brazil, causing up to $18B in economic damages. This outbreak is also linked to a new symptom: microcephaly in newborns of women infected with Zika virus.
Using our risk assessment models, we predict an outbreak of Zika in Florida, six months before it actually occurred.
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Only three Ebola-infected travellers per month are likely to fly from West Africa
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International travel between global urban centres vulnerable to yellow fever transmission
Anticipating the international spread of Zika virus from Brazil
Assessment of the potential for international dissemination of Ebola virus via commercial air travel during the 2014 west African outbreak
Infectious disease surveillance and modelling across geographic frontiers and scientific specialties
Spread of a Novel Influenza A (H1N1) Virus via Global Airline Transportation