Australia hits Google swine flu map
- — 27 April, 2009 14:42
Two suspect cases of the swine flu virus - which has killed more than 80 people in Mexico and infected 20 in the United States - have been pinned on a map of Queensland on a Google map tracking the global movement of the possible pandemic.
Additionally, Google's Flu Trends, an official development of Google.org and the US government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is tracking the virus in the US.
Australian health authorities have since cleared these two suspect cases, but fear of contracting the potentially deadly virus has been spreading fast over social networking sites like Twitter.
The US has declared a public health emergency over the virus, however Australia is yet to confirm any official cases.