Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Announcing: Diseasecast.com

While readers of this blog have had a preview, we are officially announcing Diseasecast.com.

DiseaseCast is a consumer focused disease forecasting site and mobile application.  The site is powered by Big Data Media, a subsidiary of Luminar Media Group.  Data presented at DiseaseCast is provided by flu outbreak forecaster Ascel Bio.
DiseaseCast presents America’s only zip code specific forecast for chronic and infectious disease risks.   Multiple models for risks are displayed for human an avian influenza risk, foodborne and waterborne diseases, mosquito diseases, as well as heart attack risks.  The site has unique visualizations that look exactly like weather maps.  The risk maps are derived from reliable environmental and public health data, and Ascel Bio uses operationally proven and peer reviewed assessment approaches.  Models and approaches were first used by Ascel Bio in clinical settings since 2011.
At the site, there are long form magazine articles on flu risk, zika virus, mosquito disease, tick-borne diseases, food poisoning, water contamination.  DiseaseCast also publishes global travel and tourism guides, updates on US outbreaks.  There is also a store at DiseaseCast for the purchase of products to prevent or treat forecasted outbreaks.

You can find more information here.

Our goal is to help you and your family live healthier, more convenient lives. 

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