Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) January 28, 2006
It seems you can't go anywhere these days without hearing something about the bird flu. Whether it's from the nightly news, your favorite newspaper, talk shows or your neighbor down the street. The problem with so much information is separating fact from fiction. That's what John Thompson of Baltimore, Maryland had in mind when he developed http://www.avianinfluenza.org.
"There is a lot of information floating around out there, including rumored cures and outbreaks. The problem for me was getting the facts without having to spend most of the day sifting through the bad information to get to the good stuff. I decided to try and weed fact from fiction and make the information available to the general public,” said Mr. Thompson
“One of the biggest things I wanted to do was to get input from the general public. Nothing dispels a rumor or confirms a fact like lots of people who can confirm or deny them. Which is why I also have an open forum on my website," Mr. Thompson said.
He noted that while Bird flu information on the Internet is plentiful, a lot of what he was finding was based on rumors. "I try to research the information I gather as much as possible, because so much of what I found were just rumors based on rumors, " said Mr. Thompson. He hopes that his research will help others who face the same problem of having to sort through lots of information just to get a few questions answered.
Future plans for his website include things such as outbreak simulations, videos and virtual maps of affected areas. In today’s information age it's not a matter of if you can find the information you need, but how long it will take to find it.
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