“Outbreaks Near Me also lets users send their own reports, including photos, to the HealthMap team, which will review them for possible inclusion on its world map. The application will also send alerts about new outbreaks in the user’s area, or tell them if they’ve just entered a new place where disease activity has been reported.”
This new iPhone app from John Brownstein of Children’s Hospital Boston and Clark Freifeld of MIT’s Media Lab is based on HealthMap, which compiles Google searches, news reports, blogs, and chats as well as old-timey, next-day “traditional” news sources, and maps data about emerging disease outbreaks. The perfect resource for surviving the zombie apocalypse has finally been created. Thank god.