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Tracking disease globally

John S. Brownstein, an epidemiologist at Children’s Hospital Boston, helped develop an online global disease alert mapping system. John S. Brownstein, an epidemiologist at Children’s Hospital Boston, helped develop an online global disease alert mapping system. (Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff)
September 14, 2009

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With tools that range from the iPhone to Internet searches, John S. Brownstein, an epidemiologist at Children’s Hospital Boston, hunts infectious disease. As the Internet and cellphone have become ubiquitous parts of modern life, he hopes that ordinary people can participate in a global health early-alert system. With Clark Freifeld, an MIT graduate student, he developed HealthMap.org, which culls online ... (Full article: 435 words)

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