April 28, 2009

Google Maps Mashup Tracks Swine Flu

LAST NIGHT'S news cycle was inundated with stories about the Swine Flu outbreak. Concerns seem to be growing and cases of swine flu were confirmed early today in Israel and New Zealand, the first definitive proof that the virus has spread to the Middle East and Asia-Pacific regions.

The World Health Organization yesterday raised its pandemic threat level from 3 to 4, two levels below a full-scale pandemic.

If you want to follow outbreak reports, Google Maps mashup does the job. The pin markers below have codes. They are: Pink markers are suspect; Purple markers are confirmed; Deaths lack a dot in the marker; and Yellow markers are negative.

View H1N1 Swine Flu in a larger map.

Swine Flu frequently asked questions here.

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manny paul said...

The virus is likely to become less virulent the faster it is transmitted, writes Ian Sample, but in the short term the more people....
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