The link given below will allow you to view information on avian flu outbreaks by location on a global map within the Google Earth geographical information system browser.

Google Earth, to use it’s own words “combines satellite imagery, maps and the power of Google Search to put the world’s geographic information at your fingertips.”

I’ve created a rough experimental Google Earth map of the major recent avian flu outbreaks. One can zoom across the globe, to see where each site sits in relation to others, by expanding, and double-clicking, on the locations in the left-hand window of Google Earth.

To view the map file, you must first download and install Google Earth.

My demo world map of avian flu outbreak information can be downloaded by clicking here

All feedback and suggestions welcome

Declan Butler, senior reporter, Nature

Declan’s updated time series is here.

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