Health Map Tracks Infectious Diseases

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HealthMap, a team of researchers, epidemiologists and software developers at Children’s Hospital Boston founded in 2006, is an established global leader in utilising online informal sources for disease outbreak monitoring and real-time surveillance of emerging public health threats.

The freely available Web site ‘healthmap.org’ and mobile app ‘Outbreaks Near Me’ deliver real-time intelligence on a broad range of emerging infectious diseases for a diverse audience including libraries, local health departments, governments, and international travelers. HealthMap brings together disparate data sources, including online news aggregators, eyewitness reports, expert-curated discussions and validated official reports, to achieve a unified and comprehensive view of the current global state of infectious diseases and their effect on human and animal health. Through an automated process, updating 24/7/365, the system monitors, organises, integrates, filters, visualises and disseminates online information about emerging diseases in nine languages, facilitating early detection of global public health threats.

Learn More

To track infectious dieseases visit: http://healthmap.org/en/

To watch a short video summary: http://vimeo.com/27433633

Registration is free and takes just a few seconds, then you can also utilise mobile apps or simply visit the site on line.

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