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Healthmap.org : know where zoonosis are to emerge

posted Mar 24, 2011, 3:14 PM by Francois Tricot   [ updated Mar 24, 2011, 3:53 PM ]
(Salmonella outbreak the last month)

Pooling information from sources such as the World Health Organisation, Google News and the Wildlife Disease Information Node, HealthMap proves that freely available information put together can create a comprehensive view of infectious diseases outbreaks.

From the salmonella, to porcine circovirus or the western equine encephalitis or the q-fever, you can find outbreaks (up to the last month) mapped on a map of the world.

http://healthmap.org/predict/ can therefore help to predict zoonoses, animal diseases than may affect human health. Swine flu, avian influenza, leptospirosis, pests, plaque, newcastle disease etc... seems to be all current threats.

The system monitors information from more than 50,00 web sites !

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