Setting thresholds for media monitoring: when should a disease event report be considered to have enough validity and public health implications to warrant investigation and possible response? Going back to March 14, 2014, I wonder what deliberations took place about possible implications of the media report in Africaguinee.com of a disease causing anal and nasal bleeding.
I know – I’ve posted before about Health Map. Maybe you didn’t think it was that interesting before. Maybe you don’t get your kicks from tracking disease reports around the world. Maybe you don’t care about the current Ebola outbreak – oh wait. Just about everyone cares about the current Ebola outbreak. So, here you go. Health Map has this super handy timeline going back to March of reports of Ebola infection. The website maintains a map timeline of the infection’s spread, along with an interesting projection tool under a couple of scenarios. Have fun.