Identification

Name

HealthMap

Status

Active

Category

System

People
(1) John Brownstein, Assistant Professor, john.brownstein@childrens.harvard.edu
Organizations
(1) Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
(2) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
(3) Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)
(4) Google
Update frequency

Real-time

Created

2015-03-23 16:02:47+00:00

Modified

2016-07-07 20:51:54.488048+00:00

Basic Information

Overview

HealthMap is an established global leader in utilizing online informal sources for disease outbreak monitoring, and real-time surveillance of emerging public health threats. Through an automated process, updating 24/7/365, the system monitors, organizes, integrates, filters, visualizes and disseminates online information about emerging diseases in nine languages, facilitating early detection of global public health threats.

Goals
(1) Baseline awareness
(2) Early detection
(3) Early warning
(4) Situational awareness
Year start

2006

URL http://healthmap.org/en/
Related system
(1) BioSense ()
(2) HealthMap-2014 Ebola Outbreaks ()
(3) HealthMap - MERS ()
(4) PREDICT Global Wildlife SMART Surveillance System (PREDICT)
(5) Wildlife Health Event Reporter (WHER)

Disease and Geography

Locations
(1) Africa
(2) All States and Territories
(3) Americas
(4) Asia
(5) Australia and New Zealand
(6) Caribbean
Geography

Yes

Disease properties
(1) Drug resistant
(2) Emerging or re-emerging
(3) Select agents or toxins
(4) Vaccine preventable
(5) Zoonotic

Datastreams

Data sources
(1) News Aggregators
(2) Official Reports
(3) Personal Communication
(4) Social Media