VAST Challenge 2011

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Vastopolis is a major metropolitan area with a population of approximately two million residents.  During the last few days, health professionals at local hospitals have noticed a dramatic increase in reported illnesses.  Observed symptoms are largely flu≠like and include fever, chills,sweats, aches and pains, fatigue, coughing, breathing difficulty, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, and enlarged lymph nodes. More recently, there have been several deaths believed to be associated with the current outbreak.  City officials fear a possible epidemic and are mobilizing emergency management resources to mitigate the impact.  You have been charged with providing an assessment of the situation.

All Freight Corporation is a U.S. company that provides a range of shipping services, focusing on long haul and large≠inventory commercial cargo. All Freight started as a regional shipping provider but over time has expanded to providing shipping services throughout the entire United States. Whereas expansion plans call for expanding their transportation options to include air transportation, All Freight currently ships freight exclusively via trucks.

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