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Saturday, May 12, 2007

Health Watch 

Another Mashup that might interest the more paranoid adventurer. This one maps disease outbreaks around the world with data from organizations such as the International Society for Infectious Diseases, the World Health Organization and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

This is certainly a site that should carry a health warning for hypochondriacs but it is great for travel professionals who want to impress their colleagues by dropping a comment during social chat; "Four cases of human anthrax were found recently in Mongolia" or "Hantavirus infections have increased considerably in Germany since the beginning of the year".

The site is a mine of information about all sorts of viruses and bacterium that most of us don't get to hear about; look up 'humans infected with Cowpox after contact with cats'. However, thankfully most of us will never come across these nasties on our travels. No, I didn't mean cats! Happy traveling.

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