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New iPhone application tracks disease outbreaks

Yahoo News, September 8, 2009

Apple iPhone owners wondering if there is a case of swine flu nearby can now find out instantly with a new program that tracks outbreaks of infectious diseases. "Outbreaks Near Me" is an application for the popular smartphone developed by researchers at Children's Hospital Boston in collaboration with the Media Lab of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The application, which was developed with support from Google.org, enables users to track and report outbreaks of infectious diseases such as swine flu in real time.