Could your mobile stop an epidemic?

How can smartphones help us take early action against dangerous disease outbreaks?

Nearly 5 billion people worldwide can be reached by mobile phone - and 2.4 billion own smartphones.

For most of us, it’s hard to imagine life without our mobile.

But did you know your smartphone could play a vital role in stopping disease epidemics?

Scientific advisors: Alex Cuenat, Expert in Residence in Technology, and Michael Chew, Infection and Immunobiology team, Wellcome Trust