Navigation Links
Searching the web for dengue
Date:5/31/2011

Boston, Mass. Researchers at Children's Hospital Boston and Google.org have found web-based search data to be a viable source of information for early detection and monitoring of outbreaks of dengue, an emerging mosquito-borne virus found in tropical areas of the world. Because search data allows the capture of disease-related queries in near real time, it could help public health officials in the more than 100 countries affected by dengue respond more quickly to nascent epidemics.

A team from the Children's Hospital Informatics Program (CHIP), led by John Brownstein, PhD, together with collaborators at Google, published these findings today in the journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. An online tool developed by the researchers based on the findings is now available at http://www.google.org/denguetrends.

The team's work on the dengue tool which tracks epidemics of dengue using web search results provided by Google shows that, when compared against available national surveillance data, web-based search data is a viable, rapid source of information for early detection and monitoring of dengue outbreaks.

"By using search data, we're tapping into a freely-available, instant dataset that can be gathered, analyzed, and released much more quickly and at much lower effort and cost than through traditional national surveillance and reporting programs," said Brownstein, director of the Computational Epidemiology Group in CHIP and co-developer of the HealthMap and related DengueMap global disease surveillance systems. "The kind of information the tool provides can help direct public health officials target interventions aimed at mosquito control and disease prevention, such as education campaigns, as early as possible.

"This information can act as a supplement to traditional surveillance and reporting systems and give local authorities a leg up on an outbreak," he said.

Dengue is endemic to countries in Asia,
'/>"/>

Contact: Keri Stedman
keri.stedman@childrens.harvard.edu
617-919-3110
Children's Hospital Boston
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. GenomeQuest Hosts Seminar Focused On Web-based Searching for Patent Information Across Global Sequence Databases
2. What Causes A Person To Be Mentally Ill? Author Who Has Spent Decades Researching Topic Says He Has the Answer
3. Searching for Breast Augmentation Surgeons? Breast Implants USA Revamp Aims to Set Standard for Online Experience for Breast Enlargement Patients
4. Global Basecamps Launches New Website: Researching and Booking Sustainable Travel Has Never Been Easier
5. GenomeQuest Upgrades Online Patent Searching
6. Key player in detoxification pathway isolated after decades of searching
7. Flightless mosquitoes developed to help control dengue fever
8. The Pediatric Dengue Vaccine Initiative Introduces www.DengueWatch.org - a News hub for Tracking Dengue Fever Epidemics Worldwide
9. Too Soon to Tell Whether Dengue Fever Will Spread in U.S.
10. Human clinical trial of NIH-developed dengue vaccine begins
11. International Vaccine Institute announces launch of Dengue Vaccine Initiative
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/28/2014)... 28, 2014 Dawn Echols’ professional ... finance, and music. This experience has honed her ... of psychology. Her professional counseling ( http://dawningphoenix.com ) ... treatment for offenders in domestic violence. , ... LLC, she enjoys counseling individuals and groups for ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... students seem to be satisfied with the healthier school lunches ... school officials. , , New meal standards -- issued by ... the fall of 2012. At the time, there was concern ... of their food. But the new study of nearly 600 ... "The updated meals standards are resulting in healthier meals for ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... 2014 Ticket Down is reliable ... in Dallas, TX at the Cotton Bowl. The 2014 ... USA and it is an eight team tourney. The ... including teams from La Liga, Serie A, English Premier League, ... it out on the pitch include: Manchester United, Manchester ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... July 28, 2014 Shofner Vision ... Military June . Renowned LASIK and Cataract Surgeon, ... provide significant funds and public awareness for local ... military personnel and their families. “This was our ... give nearly $5,000 to a variety of local ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... Braintree, Massachusetts (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 ... the Summit Provider Exchange technology solution ... office integration efforts and support collaboration with their ... 242 bed acute-care medical center located in New ... 800,000 seasonal visitors with a variety of inpatient ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Dawn M. Echols, M.S., LPC of Dawning Phoenix Speaks at Newly Formed Task Force 2Health News:Healthy School Lunches Get Thumbs Up From Students 2Health News:Real Madrid vs. AS Roma Tickets Cotton Bowl Dallas, TX: Ticket Down Cuts Ticket Prices for AS Roma vs. Real Madrid International Champions Cup Tickets 2Health News:Real Madrid vs. AS Roma Tickets Cotton Bowl Dallas, TX: Ticket Down Cuts Ticket Prices for AS Roma vs. Real Madrid International Champions Cup Tickets 3Health News:Shofner Vision Center’s “Operation Military June” Provided Funds For Local Not-For-Profit Organizations Supporting Military And Their Families 2Health News:Shofner Vision Center’s “Operation Military June” Provided Funds For Local Not-For-Profit Organizations Supporting Military And Their Families 3Health News:Cape Regional Medical Center Chooses Summit Provider Exchange to Connect With NJSHINE and Physician Offices 2Health News:Cape Regional Medical Center Chooses Summit Provider Exchange to Connect With NJSHINE and Physician Offices 3
... A diverse coalition of clergy and lay members from ... to call on U.S. Senators Tom Harkin and Charles ... support legislation that would grant the U.S. Food and ... Harkin was a cosponsor of the bill in the ...
... Institute for Patient Blood Management and Bloodless Medicine ... Medicine and Surgery) at Englewood Hospital and Medical ... new name reflects the Institute,s commitment to the ... to improve patient outcomes.Since the 1994 inception of ...
... body weight and sustained it for 6 months, study finds ... weight loss program helped many overweight/obese blacks lose 5 percent ... maintained their weight loss for at least six months. , ... with an average body mass index (BMI) of 36. They ...
... Representatives Gene Green (D-TX), Ed Whitfield (R-KY), Mike ... Rogers (R-MI), Betty Sutton (D-OH), Bart Gordon (D-TN), Lee ... 1392. This bill will amend title XVIII of the ... for drugs and biologicals under Part B of the ...
... CompuCyte Corporation and the Program in Cellular and Molecular ... Immune Disease Institute) today announced the establishment of a ... Cellular and Molecular Medicine is an affiliate of ... the Longwood Medical Area. Under the terms of ...
... the side effects of surgeryNEW YORK, March 10 ... at: http://inr.mediaseed.tv/SIR_36322/ PROSTATE CANCER A minimally ... freezes prostate tumors -- proves as effective as ... and urinary dysfunction. The so-called "male lumpectomy" can ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Faith Leaders Call on Iowa Members of Congress to Support Legislation to Protect Kids from Tobacco 2Health News:Faith Leaders Call on Iowa Members of Congress to Support Legislation to Protect Kids from Tobacco 3Health News:Englewood Hospital Marks 15 Years of Leadership in Improving Patient Outcomes Through Bloodless Medicine and Surgery 2Health News:Englewood Hospital Marks 15 Years of Leadership in Improving Patient Outcomes Through Bloodless Medicine and Surgery 3Health News:Church-Based Weight Plan Peels Off Pounds for Blacks 2Health News:House Bill to Improve Accuracy of Medicare Reimbursement Introduced: Members of Congress Seek to Stem Growing Healthcare Coverage Shortfalls, Community Oncology Alliance Advocates for Swift Passage of Bill 2Health News:House Bill to Improve Accuracy of Medicare Reimbursement Introduced: Members of Congress Seek to Stem Growing Healthcare Coverage Shortfalls, Community Oncology Alliance Advocates for Swift Passage of Bill 3Health News:CompuCyte Corporation and Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine at Children's Hospital Boston Announce Joint Program for Quantitative Imaging Cytometry Research Services 2Health News:VIDEO from Medialink and the Society of Interventional Radiology: Prostate and Kidney Cancer - New Life-Changing Developments 2
(Date:7/28/2014)... , July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- June 28 th , ... which has developed the AMAS cancer test, is making its ... To date, the test, which is a serum-based in vitro ... emerging as a significant tool in the fight against cancer ... With an estimated 17 million cancer survivors in the ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... 2014  Air Products (NYSE: APD ) ... is vital to any healthcare facility. This understanding has ... improve the efficiency of its oxygen supply systems, but ... systems—including systems for emergency oxygen supply and ... at the 51 st ASHE Annual Conference ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... Research and Markets  has announced the addition ... report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ... to inflammation and pain in the human body,s joints such ... causes inflammation of the tissues that surround the joints and ... RA begin slowly, usually just mild pain around the joints ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Oncolab, Inc. Exhibits Pioneering AMAS Cancer Test at AACC 2Air Products Highlights Its Medical Oxygen Supply Systems for Emergency Oxygen Supply and Reduced Oxygen Loss at ASHE 2Air Products Highlights Its Medical Oxygen Supply Systems for Emergency Oxygen Supply and Reduced Oxygen Loss at ASHE 3Global Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Market 2014-2018 2
... March 31 PharmAthene, Inc. (NYSE Amex: PIP ... and chemical threats, announced today that new mechanism of ... Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology Conference on Dendritic ... The data were presented by Dr. Alan S. Cross, ...
... estrogen therapy available by prescription "seems not to alter" ... blood clotting, in postmenopausal patients when compared to oral ... conducted by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center and ... The Journal of the North American Menopause Society. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Novel Valortim(R) Mechanism of Action Data Presented at the Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology 2Novel Valortim(R) Mechanism of Action Data Presented at the Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology 3Novel Valortim(R) Mechanism of Action Data Presented at the Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology 4Novel Valortim(R) Mechanism of Action Data Presented at the Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology 5Novel Valortim(R) Mechanism of Action Data Presented at the Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular Biology 6New Study Suggests Rx Estrogen Delivery Through the Skin May Show Safety Benefits as Opposed to Oral Delivery 2New Study Suggests Rx Estrogen Delivery Through the Skin May Show Safety Benefits as Opposed to Oral Delivery 3
Codman periosteal elevators, sharp, length 8" (203 mm), blade width 3/16" (5 mm)....
Langenbeck periosteal elevators, wide, blade width 11/16" (17 mm), length 7 1/2" (191 mm)....
Iowa University periosteal elevator, blade width 11/16" (17 mm), length 7 1/4" (184 mm)....
Cushing-Hopkins periosteal elevator, Gutsch handle, blade width 7/16" (11 mm), length 7 5/8" (194 mm)....
Medicine Products: