Computational Epidemiology Group. (2019). HealthMap. Boston Children’s Hospital.
Using an automated process (updated continuously based on surveillance and user feedback), this app aggregates disease outbreak data and displays it in an interactive manner in nine languages. HealthMap runs healthmap.org and “Outbreaks Near Me,” both of which deliver real-time intelligence on a variety of infectious diseases. Emergency planners can use this data to identify early outbreaks, monitor trends from several levels, and access resources related to specific diseases. Links to several “Alert Sources” from which data are collected are also provided on the home page.