Saturday, February 4, 2012

Monitoring Potential Pandemic Flu Outbreaks

The FFIEC requires that financial institutions monitor potential pandemic outbreaks, so you might as well have some fun doing it!
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For BCP Coordinators that use mobile devices (and who doesn't?), check out "Outbreaks Near Me". The app uses your device's location services (GPS or IP address lookup) and plots reported outbreaks in your region.
You can see all kinds of outbreaks, or just track one specific virus, such as Avian or Swine Flu.
But it's not limited to flu strains. I'm looking at Pennsylvania now and I can see reported the incidents of a bunch of people who got sick from drinking  contaminated raw milk.
The app is free from and comes in either iPhone or Android flavor.