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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Swine flu epidemic spread and geographical distribution - as visualised by CNN and Ushahidi


The latest news of the scientific and operational center CDC you can find here: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/swine/index.htm. Source of the spread map of the first 3 days: http://edition.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/04/26/swine.flu/index.html#cnnSTCOther2
Follow-on spread maps May 3 onward: http://swineflu.ushahidi.com/
Source for information of international actions recommended by WHO: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/statements/2009/h1n1_20090425/en/index.html
Global mobility and high degree of connectivity could facilitate that the outbrake become a pandemic. GIS/GI technology including visualisation e.g. spatial and temporal monitoring of the world air transport is tool for planning measures and quick responses required. Image source: Internet.

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