HealthMap Application Warns You About Potential Epidemics

HealthMap is an iPhone application that alerts you if there is a spread of infection in your vicinity.  It doesn’t matter if it is Chicken Pox or the swine flu, this app will tell you what places to stay away from.  The app even has push alerts.  The problem with the application is that much of the content is user-generated which may lead to some pranks, especially by college kids.

The HealthMap app is free and there is an interactive map.  For those of you that are first in reporting diseases in certain areas, you will be given credit on the HealthMap website.  The app requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later.  The application was built by John Brownstein.

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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