Crowdsourcing app monitors public health in Rio
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Though there has been much speculation about how the Zika virus will affect athletes and attendees of the Rio Olympics, the country is entering into the colder months and mosquito season is ending. But as a precaution, the Brazilian Ministry of Health has developed a new app that will crowdsource health symptoms and map out any spread of the Zika virus and other communicable diseases. To take part, users in the Rio region register with their basic information and allow the app to access their location. The Guardioes de Saude app encourages users to upload daily information about their symptoms,…
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