Flu Wiki

June 27th, 2005

FluWiki is intended to use the power of the web to to help local communities prepare for and cope with a possible influenza pandemic. Public health issues have been the purview of local, state and national governmental agencies. FluWiki is exploring how new communication and collaboration technologies can help.

“No one, in any health department or government agency, knows all the things needed to cope with an influenza pandemic. But it is likely someone knows something about some aspect of each of them and if we can pool and share our knowledge we can advance preparation for and the ability to cope with events. This is not meant to be a substitute for planning, preparation and implementation by civil authorities, but a parallel effort that complements, supports and extends those efforts.”

FluWiki appears to be an application that could benefit from the judicious use of RDF and other semantic web technologies.