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Public Health (Outbreaks)

1. Webpage

 Map Showcase – Flu VS Background (Aug05 – Nov11): Each map shows a kernel density surface created from the keyword search for “flu” compared to a background. Areas in red have a higher probability of hosting “flu” web pages compared to the average probability of hosting any web pages (background). Areas in blue have a lower probability of hosting “flu” web pages compared to the background. Listed on the map is the date the keyword search was performed and the weeks since the first “flu” search was performed. Web pages were geocoded using a MaxMind database

 
Map Showcase – WhooingCough VS Background (Aug05 – Nov11): Each map shows a kernel density surface created from the keyword search for “whooping cough” compared to a background. Areas in red have a higher probability of hosting “whooping cough” web pages compared to the average probability of hosting any web pages (background). Areas in blue have a lower probability of hosting “whooping cough” web pages compared to the background. Listed on the map is the date the keyword search was performed and the weeks since the first “whooping cough” search was performed. Web pages were geocoded using a MaxMind database.

 

2. Social Media Information Landscapes (Tweets Search Results)

Map showcase – Flu (Sep02 – Oct06): Tweets containing the word “flu” are collected from 31 U.S. cities. The number of tweets collected in a city during the week is standardized by the city’s population size. Each circle on the map represents the number of “flu” tweets per 100,000 individuals in that city.

 

 

Map showcase – Whooping Cough (Sep02 – Oct06): Tweets containing the words “whooping cough” or “pertussis” are collected from 31 U.S. cities. The number of tweets collected in a city during the week is standardized by the city’s population size. Each circle on the map represents the number of “whooping cough” and “pertussis” tweets per 100,000 individuals in that city.

 

 

3. Word Cloud

Coming soon…

 

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