The document discusses about Health Map, the crowdsourced infectious disease tracker. It talks about how Health Map started. It also provides certain examples of events or scenarios which somehow showed the effectiveness and importance of Health Map towards its users.
In Sri Lanka, in late December there were reports of 9 deaths due to swine flu in just one week, an amount that is unusually high. HealthMap continuously tracked those reports. So, HealthMap made the information clear and organized through simple visual cues and rapid search capabilities--but the potential uses of the tool go far beyond just perusing information. Health officials all over the world can monitor the data--as can the public--on both smartphone apps and via the website, which helps officials be alert to potential outbreaks or potential spread of disease due to travel.
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