Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Google, Children's Hospital Boston team to track dengue outbreaks

Researchers from Children's Hospital Boston and Google.org, the philanthropy arm of Google Inc., said Tuesday they have developed a new online tool for early detection of dengue outbreaks.
The tool, available at http://www.google.org/denguetrends, could help public health officials in the more than 100 countries affected by dengue respond more quickly to nascent epidemics, according to the researchers, who also published their findings Tuesday in the journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases.

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