by Shepard Ambellas, Intellihub:
An electronic information gathering and mapping system similar to the WebBot actually spotted the “hemorrhagic fever” (Ebola) outbreak in West Africa 9-days before it hit the press following the WHO’s announcement.
According to the Associated Press:
HealthMap uses algorithms to scour tens of thousands of social media sites, local news, government websites, infectious-disease physicians’ social networks and other sources to detect and track disease outbreaks. Sophisticated software filters irrelevant data, classifies the relevant information, identifies diseases and maps their locations with the help of experts.
However, shockingly, as of Sunday, the HealthMap system has spotted at least 75 potential triggers in the United States along with potentials in Canada as well as Mexico. At this time it has not been announced that Ebola is spreading in the U.S., but predictive models show that we may be less than 9-days away from some type of official announcement based on current data.
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