What in the World is going on?(Disease)

Discussion in 'Survival Medicine' started by DKR, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    Std disclaimer - didn't see this already posted.

    There is an active site

    HealthMap | Global Health, Local Knowledge

    That posts reports of outbreaks covering one or more of 516 different diseases.

    Sources include news report, Gov't (All) reports and private reports. It is the one source *that I have found* that gives you an opportunity to view current trends and possible outbreaks. If you travel, sep outside of the CONUS, this is a good site to begin your trip planning.

    It also has a fair amount of reporting from within the CONUS.

    The site allows you to screen for or eliminate areas of interest - for example, you can set the map to display only Hoof and Mouth disease.

    The source for each report is listed. With this information in hand, you can do further research.

    Hope board members find this of use.
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  2. weegrannymush

    weegrannymush Monkey+

    What an amazing site! Thanks for posting it......
  3. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    The map also documents rabies.

  4. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

    I'm friends with the guys who put that technology together. They are some very brilliant gents...mostly Harvard alumni or Boston Univ.

    The producers of the movie Contagion sought them out to do some of the visualizations.

    If you have an hour to spare: HealthMap: Digital Disease Detection - YouTube
  5. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    How cool is that?

    They did a very god job!
  6. munchy

    munchy Monkey+++

    look into CHuck Palianuk's Rant that will creep ya out!!
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