Movil apps have become an important aly to prevent and treat all kind of diseases no matter the distance or the place. There is a digital platform through which disease reports are mapped, identifying risk areas that may concentrate certain diseases and inform specialists timely.
Brotes cerca de mí, is an application developed with the Boston Children’s Hospital ant the Harvards University School of Medicine, and it is available free of charge to all the public though the web site 'healthmap.org', to know valuable information of any disease per region to be able to anticipate and prevent it with tools such as information libraries.
It works as a virtual map that indicates the experts where in the world they should intervene to control the propagation and prevent it from expanding and affecting a bigger percentage of the population, applying vaccines and other prevention strategies.
This technic is used in a metholody named “Digital Disease Detection” and it favors the transformation of the epidemiological surveillance systems of a health system.