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Want to avoid the swine flu? There’s an app for that.
August 11, 2009, 7:25 pm
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With news that Sanofi-Aventis has submitted a supplemental application with the FDA to get a license for its influenza A (H1N1) monovalent vaccine, it’s the perfect time to revisit what other apps (smartphone) have been submitted for review for help against the H1N1 virus.

Back in April, the swine flu craze was taking the world by storm, and useful applications and interactive tools were being introduced on a daily basis to make sure that the world was kept in a state of calm/paranoia.  Although some are more useful than others, the results prove that creative and effective tools can be developed for healthcare issues in record time.

Here are some of the contenders:


Swine Flu Tracker – An iPhone app developed by IntuApps allows you to see the current Threat Level for the disease, a map showing confirmed and suspected cases, a symptoms area to inform people, and an alert page for breaking news on Swine Flu.

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Swine Flu Map – An iPhone app developed by Andrea Albani displays the current spread of the H1N1 virus on a map and allows you to view global and local locations to pinpoint specific cases.

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Maps and trends

Google Flu Trends – A trends tool which uses aggregated Google search data to estimate flu activity up to two weeks faster than traditional systems.

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Health Map – Interactive map that tracks the latest world-wide swine flu outbreaks through the use of Google Maps.

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Swine Flu Twitter Tracker – Allows you to track  the latest swine flu outbreaks using real-time Tweets and Goggle Maps.

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