Boston experts flagged African Ebola outbreak in advance, system now showing potentials in the U.S., Mexico and Canada

By Shepard Ambellas

HealthMap advanced social warning system detects Ebola outbreak might already be in America

HealthMap Aug 10 3_17am EST (Image source: HealthMap.org)
HealthMap Aug 10, 2014, 3:17am EST (Image source: HealthMap.org)

BOSTON, Mass. (INTELLIHUB) — An electronic information gathering and mapping system similar to the WebBot actually spotted the “hemorrhagic fever” (Ebola) outbreak in West Africa 9-days before it hit the press following the WHO’s announcement.

According to the Associated Press:

HealthMap uses algorithms to scour tens of thousands of social media sites, local news, government websites, infectious-disease physicians’ social networks and other sources to detect and track disease outbreaks. Sophisticated software filters irrelevant data, classifies the relevant information, identifies diseases and maps their locations with the help of experts.

However, shockingly, as of Sunday, the HealthMap system has spotted at least 75 potential triggers in the United States along with potentials in Canada as well as Mexico. At this time it has not been announced that Ebola is spreading in the U.S., but predictive models show that we may be less than 9-days away from some type of official announcement based on current data.

Once the announcement is made, under World Health Organization recommendation, U.S. officials will then request the activation of all emergency preparedness and mass fatalities response plans nationwide as we will then, at that point, be in full-blown pandemic level 6 martial law.

About the author:

shepard bio photoShepard Ambellas is the founder and editor-in-chief of Intellihub News and the maker of SHADE the Motion Picture. You can also find him on Twitter and Facebook. Shepard also appears on the Travel Channel series America Declassified.

For media inquires, interviews, questions or suggestions for this author, email: shepard@intellihub.com.

Read more articles by this author here.