Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Google Map tracking spread of Swine Flu

I learned this morning that the swine flu is not the same as the JE virus outbreak that happened in Malaysia a few years ago. The JE virus originated from pig farms too but it's a different type of virus. Swine flu is flu - fever, coughm sore throat. JE virus caused brain damage and possible paralysis.

Anyway, I found this Google Map Mashup that tracks the spread of swine flu. It's pretty wide. Very worrying. I pray that it doesn't come to Asia - Asia has so many people (China and India has billions in population) and our healthcare/screening are not as sophisticated. If it ever happens here, the spread of the virus would be unprecedented.

Thank goodness Asians don't go Mexico for vacation... Use the "+" and "-" sign at the top left to zoom out and see the complete world map.
Pink markers are suspect
Purple markers are confirmed
Deaths lack a dot in marker
Yellow markers are negative

View H1N1 Swine Flu in a larger map


rotitelur said...

I pray hard it will not come to Asia.

Kiasu-Ching said...

Yes, we asian don't go there! but don't forget it has gone to US..and americans are everywhere! So tell me how can this stopped?

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