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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Harvard launches iPhone app for swine flu

Posted by Elizabeth Cooney November 3, 2009 11:51 AM

Harvard Medical School's publishing arm has a new iPhone application for all things swine flu, pulling information from local and national health specialists, its own medical and business schools, and an outbreak locator, all downloadable from the iTunes Store.

Called the HMSMobile Swine Flu Center, it offers video guides for preventing infection, interactive tools to determine if an illness is likely to be swine flu, and advice for businesses dealing with illness, according to Harvard Health Publications. It also includes access to HealthMap's “Outbreaks Near Me” program, a real-time map of disease outbreaks developed by John Brownstein of Children's Hospital Boston and Clark Freifeld of MIT's Media Lab.