Monday, November 15, 2010

WDIN Releases its Web Application, the Wildlife Health Event Reporter

WDIN, through its partners at the USGS National Wildlife Health Center, the University of Wisconsin Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies, and (Children’s Hospital Boston), has created an experimental Web application, the Wildlife Health Event Reporter (WHER), and has added the ability to report wildlife health events to a mobile phone application by HealthMap called Outbreaks Near Me. These tools will enhance public assistance in the surveillance of wildlife disease events. As a result of citizens using WHER and HealthMap’s mobile application, resource agencies will be able to assess the benefits of these tools through an increase in observational power that could potentially lead to a better understanding of both baseline and exceptional wildlife disease events. WHER can be accessed at Individuals can obtain an account and provide feedback by contacting


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