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SHOTLIST:AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYBoston, Massachusetts - August 8, 2014++PARTIALLY COVERED++1. SOUNDBITE (English) John Brownstein, HealthMap.org: "We developed surveillance systems that tracks disease as it spreads around the world, and to do that, we use new type of information streams. So, social media _ like Twitter, Facebook, local news sources, government websites, infectious-disease physicians' social networks. We organize all that content to provide a new view on the world of infectious disease, and so, through that effort, we've actually been able to track Ebola as it spreads through, uhm, West Africa."2. Computer screen showing the HealthMap online tool that shows the initial progression of the current Ebola crisis in West Africa3. Various of HealthMap team++COVERED++4. SOUNDBITE (English) John Brownstein, HealthMap.org:"Our system was able to collect a news, a local media source discussing mysterious illness and that was an alerting tool that enabled our users to know something was happening. Uh, just about a week after, the WHO came out with this formal verification and it shows some of these informal sources are helping paint a picture of what's happening that's useful to these public health agencies that alert to some of the things that are happening in populations. That, plus the more traditional laboratories and other types of reporting sources as well."5. SOUNDBITE (English) John Brownstein, HealthMap.org:"We're able to pinpoint specific events -- new cases, new areas of risk, population-level reaction and through all this we can provide what we call epidemic-level intelligence back to consumers, to physicians and governments."STORYLINE:HealthMap.org is an infectious disease tracking system run by a group of researchers, epidemiologists and software developers at Boston Children's Hospital. The website uses information, including social media, to track how diseases spread."We developed surveillance systems that tracks disease as it spreads around the world, and to do that, we use new type of information streams," said John Brownstein, of HealthMap, "Social media _ like Twitter, Facebook, local news sources, government websites, infectious-disease physicians' social networks."The HealthMap team began tracking the most recent Ebola outbreak on March 19th. "Just about a week after, the WHO (World Health Organization) came out with formal verification," said Brownstein.HealthMap.org now hosts an interactive map where users can track the spread of the Ebola virus.The information can help global health."We're able to pinpoint specific events, new cases, new areas of risk, population-level reaction and through all this we can provide what we call epidemic-level intelligence back to consumers, to physicians and governments," said Brownstein.