Google Launches Dengue Trends Tool To Track Outbreaks

Sept. 9, 2011, 11:31 a.m.

1 June, 2011

"Google has launched Dengue Trends, a tool that aims to detect dengue fever outbreaks around the world using the same methodology behind Google Flu Trends," PC Magazinereports (Yin, 5/31). The tool, which "is part of Google Correlate, a new service which connects search analysis with data collected in real life," "hopes to develop an early-warning system by monitoring dengue-related search terms by users in Bolivia, Brazil, India, Indonesia and Singapore," BBC News writes (5/31). The methodology of the tool is described in an article inPLoS Neglected Tropical blog reports (Sahai, 5/30).

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