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Mashup: HealthMap Comments

Boston Children's Hospital created HealthMap, a mashup that helps to obtain information about emerging public health threats according to users' locations. Users can receive alerts of health data related to diseases infected via people, insects, and animals. This system is useful to stay updated with the current Ebola outbreak. Formal and informal sources can make predictions about the plans to eradicate diseases in the website. For now, citizens can take preventions before arranging traveling plans. HealthMap uses the integration services of ProMED Mail, World Health Organization, GeoSentinel, OIE, FAO, EuroSurveillance, Google News, Moreover, WDIN, Baidu News, and SOSO Info. Software includes applications from Google Maps, GoogleMapAPI for PHP, and Google Translate API.