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a Google Maps mashup that provides current & local sickness information to the public, without the need of dealing with hospitals or doctors. users can post, discuss, search or analyze sickness trends & outbreaks, varying between a runny nose, cough, muscle ache, headache, fever & stomach ache.

update: more information at arstechnica.com & newscientist.com.

[link: whoissick.org]

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5 COMMENTS

Hypochondriacs rejoice!

Wed 18 Apr 2007 at 4:15 PM

I think the 22 year old male from Waltham, MA said it best.

Symptoms: stomachache, nausea, vomit, diarrhea

Comments: sick of applying web 2.0 to everything

Wed 18 Apr 2007 at 11:23 PM
amt

This might work well, if every medical practitioner out there used it. Sounds pretty tough to get to happen, though.

Then there's the problem of verifiability. How do we know any of it is true?

Sounds like a great idea, and something totally needed ... but I'm not certain this incarnation has hit it quite yet.

Thu 19 Apr 2007 at 3:39 AM
Trogdor

Semantics anyone? Pie abuse!
But I like the idea of adding healthdata to environmental information.

Thu 19 Apr 2007 at 4:21 AM
daniel

It's not pie abuse if you look at in the Trivial Pursuit context!

Thu 19 Apr 2007 at 11:57 PM
amt
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