In late October, HealthMap with the American Public Health Association (APHA) launched a giant public health experiment called Flu Near You, a new online mapping tool that lets people report their flu symptoms and then creates a living map of the results.The data is accessible to anyone and generates real-time maps of reported flu activity by ZIP code.
To drive participation in the endeavor, APHA is encouraging public health practitioners nationwide and its members to join APHA’s Flu Near You Challenge and to recruit as many people as possible to take part in the massive surveillance and prevention effort.
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Source: The Pump Handle Blog
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