The tool Web HealthMap detected the epidemic of Ebola before the WHO
According to information of the agency of the news AP, the bud of Ebola in África Occidental it has attracted the attention bot, a software that was able to detect one mysterious haemorrhagic fever in the region several days before the World health organization announced the epidemic formally.
The tool that detected this bud opportunely is HealthMap, which uses algorithms to scrutinize tens of thousands of sites of social networks, the local, cibersitios news governmental, networks of doctors specialized in infectious diseases and other sources to detect and to track buds of diseases.
This software complex eliminates the irrelevant data, and classifies those that yes are important to identify diseases and it locates them in maps with the help of experts.
It is possible to emphasize that HealthMap is operated by a group of investigators, epidemiologists and developer of software whose company, Epidemic LLC, separated of the Infantile Hospital of Boston.
The co-founder John Brownstein shelp that the bud of Ebola in line brought about a massive increase of visitors in its tool, done who helped to that he detected himself opportunely.
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