When infectious diseases strike, a new website will be there to get the right information to the right people. HealthMap.org/predict serves as an open-access database that will give real-time intelligence on human and animal health from many sources around the world.

“This innovative resource enables governments and allied organizations worldwide to implement a more holistic approach to detecting emerging diseases. This integrative One World-One Health approach is critical to our ability to combat new disease pathogens as they arise,” said Damien Joly, WCS’s associate director of Wildlife Health Monitoring and Epidemiology, while speaking this week at the International Meeting on Emerging Diseases and Surveillance held in Vienna.

Read more about the project in The New York Times article: "Outbreaks: A Tool to Track Animal Diseases May Help to Protect Humans"