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Global Disease Alert Map
Entry ID: healthmap


Summary
Abstract: HealthMap, also known as the Global Disease Alert Map, brings together disparate data sources to achieve a unified and comprehensive view of the current global state of infectious diseases and their effect on human and animal health. This freely available Web site integrates outbreak data of varying reliability, ranging from news sources (such as Google News) to curated personal accounts (such as ProMED) to validated official alerts (such as World Health Organization). Through an automated text processing system, the data is aggregated by disease and displayed by location for user-friendly access to the original alert. HealthMap provides a jumping-off point for real-time information on emerging infectious diseases and has particular interest for public health officials and international travelers.

Related URL
Link: GOTO WEB TOOL > MAP VIEWER
Description: Access the Global Disease Alert Map.

ISO Topic Category
HEALTH


Use Constraints
See http://www.healthmap.org/site/about/termsofuse for more information on the terms of use.


Keywords
GIS
Geographic Information Systems
Health
Diseases


Personnel
CLARK FREIFELD
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: clark.freifeld at gmail.com


JOHN BROWNSTEIN
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 617-355-6998
Email: john_brownstein at harvard.edu


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Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2009-12-08
SERF Last Revision Date: 2018-07-26



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