Google Search For Ebola Hits A Record High of 2000%
Google has released stats on the use of its search engine by users searching for information on the Ebola. The stats shows that in just the past one week, search for “Ebola,” “What is Ebola” and “Ebola Symptoms has reached a record high of 2000%.
This comes after increasing reports of new infections and deaths from the virus in Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Just yesterday we featured news about unprecedented number of sanitary being bought in Lagos while according to Google the highest searches for Ebola are originating from Liberia.
Google has taken a proactive role in informing its users on the spread of the virus by releasing a documentary tracking the spread of Ebola. The documentary has been made possible through Google’s technology collaboration with health care departments.
In the documentary, Google has tracked the spread of the Ebola virus on Google map, starting from the first reported incidence in 1976 in Zaire to last week’s airlift incidence into the United States.
The map elaborately indicates the locations of reported cases on the spread of the virus and is constantly updating. It also contains useful information about Ebola from the World Health Organisation (WHO) database including the pathogenicity of the virus’s five strains. In addition, it also contains very shocking revelations on accidents that happened inside medical laboratories across the world.