Saturday, May 02, 2009

Track H1N1 Swine Flu global spread

Swine Flu refers to influenza caused by those strains of influenza virus that usually infect pigs and are called swine influenza virus (SIV). Swine influenza is common in pigs in the midwestern United States, Mexico, Canada, South America, Europe (including the United Kingdom, Sweden, and Italy), Kenya. Swine Flu outbreak is still not epidemic but its on high alert. Here are some ways to track H1N1 Swine Flu:

Google Maps
Google Maps is one of the best methods to track Swine Flu. It gets updated quite frequently. Purple marker is confirmed or probable, Pink marker is suspect, Yellow marker is negative, Fatal cases have no dot.

Google Earth
You can save the above Google maps of Swine flu as KML and then watch it on Google Earth. Visit this forum for the instructions.
Health Map
Health Map is quite similar to Google Maps but gives you latest alerts, health index level etc.  Visit the map for Swine Flu on Health Map.

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