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Google Maps That Show Swine Flu Outbreak

By: Nika Kubiak - Published: • References: wpxi & maps.google
News about swine flu is everywhere. If you are hesitating to make any travel plans, or just want to keep an eye on the swine flu virus without watching the news 24/7, there is a new way to do it.

Dr. Niman, Pittsburgh area researcher, created a Google map marked with areas where swine flu is spreading worldwide. It shows both suspected and confirmed cases.

Pink markers are suspect
Purple markers are confirmed
Deaths lack a dot in marker
Yellow markers are negative

“We just started and the government already expressed an interest,” said Dr. Henry Niman.

If you’re interested in tracking swine flu cases, just go to Google Maps. Stats for Outbreak Monitors Trending: Older & Mild
Traction: 2,977 clicks in 278 w
Interest: 4 minutes
Concept: Outbreak Monitors
Related: 47 examples / 36 photos
Segment: Neutral, 18-35
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