New mapping tools bring public health surveillance to the masses

ImageA team of researchers, epidemiologists and software developers at Children’s Hospital Boston who use online sources to track disease outbreaks and deliver real-time surveillance on emerging public health threats created HealthMap to enlistshelps from everybody.

Acoording to Brownstein, the co-founder of HealthMap, HealthMap provides the possiblity to map disease trends in places where no public health or health care infrastructures even exist.

 

Source: The Pump Handle

JinGu Lee, Vertices, research intern, gis@vertices.com

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