Outbreaks Near Me Now on iPhone

. Wednesday, September 2


HealthMap’s Outbreaks Near Me is now available as an iPhone application that lets you search and contribute disease outbreak information that you may run into yourself. This little app could alert you to targeted outbreaks of H1N1 before officials have a chance to act on it.

Whether you’re tired of hearing about the swine flu, the spread of the potentially fatal disease is on the rise. State agencies have alerted workers to step up disinfection procedures around offices to the point where rubber gloves and bleach wipes are now on the supply list. Schools are sending kids home when they present flu symptoms. And, everyone is urged to stay home if they are sick.

Take a few minutes of time and find out what you need to know to protect yourself and the people around you.