Tools to track public health online

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6 Responses to “Tools to track public health online”

  1. David says:

    A similar site has been around for quite a while:
    http://epispider.org/
    It also offers some nice ways to interactively browse the information.

  2. JonS says:

    This is /wildly/ off topic, but have you seen today’s XKCD? It seems right up your alley :)
    http://xkcd.com/882/

  3. maryn says:

    HealthMap is probably the most professional (and IT-shiny) of the crowdsourced disease-reporting sites, but it’s not the only one. There are several maintained by the flu-blog community, most of them stemming from when H5N1 was a big worry. My own fave — because it’s such a good demonstration of people’s interest in knowing where disease is occurring, even though it necessarily collects only anecdotes not good epi data — is whoissick.org.

  4. Anonymous says:

    There are as mentioned, other sites to check out too. It might be best to produce a working summary of those, but I tend to think informative, current sites will arise on a epidemic by epidemic basis going forward.

  5. Richard says:

    Gosh I thought everyone knew about the HealthMap site since the pigs stared flying some time ago: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8083179.stm

    There are as mentioned, other sites to check out too. It might be best to produce a working summary of those, but I tend to think informative, current sites will arise on a epidemic by epidemic basis going forward.

  6. g0d5m15t4k3 says:

    I guess I’m amazed there aren’t more push pins on those maps.

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