Health Threat Zones Shown Through Maps

The Eco Health Alliance in New York looked at viruses harbored by mammals and how they meet humans. They looked at various viruses and species of mammals and determined the ranges of species and the infections they carry which they used to map the worlds “danger zones”. Check out the article here.

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By Julia Watson

Ebola News; the Good, the Bad, and the Far Off

The uproar from the Ebola virus seems to surpass every other epidemic that is going on at the same time. Even though Ebola is not easily obtained, and only one has died in the US from it so far, this disease caused the public (especially in the US) to almost overreact and misconstrue the facts.

Along with the Ebola twitter tracking, Vertices LLC provided the general public with a map that showed the facts, fiction, and mistakes surrounding this disease. On in the Ebola Pulse section, you can find exactly where there are real cases, real quarantined spots, and where the real risks are. With the many news stories and social media posts involving Ebola, the full truth can be hard to determine. The site is a helpful tool that allows you to see all stories about Ebola, and know which ones are fact and which are fabrication and overreactions.


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Ebola Tweet Map- Understanding and analyzing what people are saying about Ebola

The Ebola Virus outbreak has caused public confusion, mishaps, and panic, and has been the topic of conversation throughout the US and around the world. This virus is being talked about among people throughout the day, and as we all know with this day and age, if something is important enough to be said, then 99% of the time it will be tweeted. took this puzzling abnormality and decided to give the public real time information, in hopes that the people would have a one-stop destination where they can easily see the facts and fiction of the disease. On the site, created by Vertices LLC, a tweet map shows tweets about Ebola in comparison to Flu around the world. This collection of information was started on August 13, 2014 and continues to be updated daily. Check it out !!

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