Monday, July 14, 2008

HealthMap pinpoints outbreaks using current news

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A new website, HealthMap, filters news from sources that include GoogleNews, the World Health Organization and online discussion groups into areas and regions and pinpoints outbreaks as they spread an a map. John Brownstein, a professor at the Harvard Medical School, was one of the co-founders of this venture. He hopes that this website will help the developing country the most, as it is a free website, and those who live in countries with poor health infrastructures can use this tool to prevent potential harmful diseases. Currently, the break downs are only available by a state/province level.

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