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Follow the Swine Flu Pandemic in Real Time With Google Maps

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The current Swine Flu pandemic headlines read like those flashing through the intro sequence of a post-apocalyptical movie. Now you can see the cases spreading in real time—as the WHO declares them—in Google Maps. Updated

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In case you have not been paying attention to the news during the last few days, there's a pandemia going on. A spike of infections of the H1N1 Swine Flu—a mutation of a pork virus that jumped from pigs to humans—happened in the city of Mexico (103 dead already) and it is quickly spreading through the world now, thanks to airline connections.

Reading the map is very simple: We are all going to dieThe pink markers are suspect, the purple markers are confirmed, and deaths don't have a black dot in the marker. The yellow markers are negative, but I don't see any.

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Have fun watching. While you can (added another map, which is getting updated faster.)

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View 2009 H1N1 Flu Outbreak Map in a larger map

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View H1N1 Swine Flu in a larger map

Click to viewP.S. Stupid Apophis can't reach us in time! Hahahaha. Ha. But it looks like pigs are getting their revenge for all these centuries of crispy bacon and pork buns. [Google Maps]

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DeadWriter
DeadWriter

The common influenza variants kill thousands in the U.S. yearly. Where is the map for that? I want to have a constant sense of panic with out any unusual reason.