Automated disease tracking and visualization
HealthMap is a multi-lingual, real-time disease outbreak tracking and visualization system. Launched in 2006, the Web site collects over 300 reports per day in English, Spanish, French, Russian, and Chinese, from both general news media and public health sources around the world. It has particular interest for public health officials and international travelers.
The HealthMap system is updated hourly and filters reports to determine relevance, disease, location and duplication clustering by means of a series of custom-designed automated text-processing algorithms. Relevant reports are then aggregated and displayed on a freely available dashboard where users can tailor the view according to date, disease, location, and source.