Massachusetts Health Map

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Is half your child’s grade out with stomach flu?

Are chills and fever rampaging through your office?

We tend to rely on word of mouth to find out important community health news, but now there’s another way. The wbur’s CommonHealth introduced the Massachusetts HealthMap, a disease-tracking tool overseen by researchers at Children’s Hospital Boston with input from public health trackers, the media and you. Have three of your neighbors reported rabid bats lately? Post it here. Or check your town for trouble spots. HealthMap tracks public health outbreaks around the world — and now from our neighborhoods. It gathers reports from official sources, including the Department of Public Health, and the media, and updates them hourly. Reports from the public are curated and updated once a day.

*Keep tabs on what’s happening around you, health-wise, and help others do the same!!

Read the original article and check out the map here.

Jin Lee, Intern, gis@vertices.com 

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