Disease Outbreaks At Your Fingertips

The HealthMap iPhone app gives you a live world map of disease outbreaks.

Burning to know where the next foot-and-mouth outbreak will occur? How about keeping up with the next flu pandemic? Researchers at MIT Media Lab's developing HealthMap to do just that. HealthMap presents a view—in real time—of the world's infectious disease reports, aggregated from new sites and the World Health Organization.

The reports are for public health officials, NGO workers, and even international travelers. There is also a free iPhone app called Outbreaks Near Me so you can find all the current outbreaks in your neighborhood. Don't leave home, or the country, without it.