Source: Dubai – the Arab portal for technical news
The Director-General of the World Health Organization, during the Research and Innovation Forum on the emerging Corona Virus (2019-nCoV) in Geneva, confirmed that the virus represents a serious threat to all countries of the world, as the number of confirmed cases reached 42708 cases in China, and the number of deaths exceeded the threshold of a thousand to reach 1115 people in China. Outside of China, 393 cases were recorded in 24 countries, and one death in Thailand.
The spread of the Corona virus in this way has led experts to invent some useful tools to track the spread of infection, many of which use the data of the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to track the spread of the virus, while some tools target only China where it focuses on infection control and helping people Keep track of who they may be in contact with.
Here are 5 tools to track the spread of the emerging corona virus:
1- Johns Hopkins CSSE Map:
This site is designed by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, USA, and it pulls data from the World Health Organization website, the CDC website, and other sources with geographic information systems maps to map an up-to-date virus spread In order to combat the emergence of misinformation.
Once reports appear, the map tracks the total confirmed cases, number of deaths, and total cures.
Each point in red represents the location of the virus, and as soon as you click on it, you will see data that includes: “the name of the city, the number of confirmed cases, the number of deaths, and the number of cures”.
2- Healthmap.org Map:
The Healthmap map also tracks corona virus outbreaks, but it relies on artificial intelligence to check posts on news and social media websites to create a Heat map of the virus, which can be useful for health officials.
Coronavirus.app, two French expatriates residing in Taiwan, has developed an interactive, easy-to-use website that provides real-time updates on Corona virus spread developments.
The site pulls data from the WHO website, the CDC website, and some other sources, to provide real-time updates on injury cases, deaths, and recovery by region.
4- Baidu Search Engine Map:
The Chinese search engine Baidu has developed an epidemiological map along with its regular map, which shows the locations of real-time confirmed cases of confirmed coronavirus infection, as well as suspected cases, in an attempt to avoid the residential neighborhoods that spread the Coronavirus.
5- A tool for checking flights and trains:
The Chinese Cyber Security Company (360Total Security) has developed a tool available in China that allows people to enter flight or train flight numbers to see if they have traveled with anyone with the Corona virus.