Biologists from America suggested the use of resources and networking opportunities Wikipedia for monitoring the extent of spread of the flu virus. Information published in the article in the scientific journal PLOS Computational Biology.
Scientists plan to monitor traffic "Wikipedia" specific articles related information and the influenza virus. The efficiency of this method has already been confirmed by the analysis of search queries and their frequencies according to the epidemic of influenza a H1N1 2009.
Experts point out that about the epidemic situation can be judged in real time, this is not enough Ministry of health.