Tag Archives: Disease

Google tracks dengue fever outbreaks

Google’s new Dengue Trends website attempts to provide near real-time estimates for the spread of dengue fever. Current activity is shown on a world map and categorized as wither Minimal, Low, Moderate, High, or Intense. Information is currently available for … Continue reading

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Mapping disease spread with Twitter

Via The Guardian comes word of a news mapping system, Kazemill, which uses Twitter to map spread of illnesses. The system performs a real time search  for geo-locatedTweets referring to various illnesses, then maps these out. The company behind the … Continue reading

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World Malaria Day

April 25 marks World Malaria Day, an initiative to raise awareness of efforts to control a disease which is both preventable and curable.   A couple of new maps show worldwide deaths, highlighting the disproportionate geography of fatalities. From Chartsbin, … Continue reading

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