I came across this thanks to Tim O'Reilly's tweet on it. EpiSPIDER Map Exhibit
It spiders a whole bunch of sources, including online jnews for health-related stories and tries to locate them on the map. You can filter by disease type, country, province or state, Human development index, population, GDP and report age.
Now it also picks up some false positives like an NZ report on global swine flu numbers and locates them in NZ, but it also lets me know within an hour of the report that NSW has reported its first swine flu death.
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