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7 July 2020

Swine Flu: Map it and track it with Google Maps

As you’ve probably heard by now, countries around the world are in near-panic mode after an estimated 81 people have been reported dead in Mexico of the H1N1 Swine Flu.  Worry about the possibility the strain could become a global pandemic has begun to proliferate as cases, not lethal, have been reported in the United States, Canada, and New Zealand.  A quick Google search will return you all the prevention information you need, but I figured I’d show you some of the maps I’ve come across today in response to the outbreak.

 Swine Flu: Map it and track it with Google Maps mashups

HealthMap aggregates data from services such as ProMED, World Health Organization, Google New, Wildlife Disease Node, and more.  On the left hand side of the screen, click the ‘influenza’ box in the disease box and you’ll be returned pins on a Google Map displaying locations people have been infected with Swine Flu.

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Here is a Google Maps mashup put together by Mibazaar that pans to the location of every Twitter tweet mentioning the Swine Flu in the United States and Europe.  You can narrow down the location to regions using provided map controls.

 Swine Flu: Map it and track it with Google Maps mashups

Mapa de Influenza is a collaborative Google Maps mashup of different Swine Flu infections in Mexico.

 Swine Flu: Map it and track it with Google Maps mashups

Google Flu Trends pulls together new articles, Center for Disease Control updates and maps to keep tabs on influenze trends in the United States.  It’s not specific to Swine Flu, but it does keep track of it amongst all other flu strains found in the US.


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