Open Data Week: March 2-9

March 2-9 is Open Data Week. There are a number of definitions of “open data” – one of which is: data that can be freely used, re-used and redistributed by anyone – subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and sharealike. A more detailed definition is available at the Open Data Handbook.

Here are just a few of the many open data resources available for health information:

New York City:
New York State:
Environmental Protection Agency:
United States Census:
Health Resources and Services Administration :
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Measles Resources

New York City is experiencing an outbreak of Measles. There are a number of available resources with information about the outbreak.

A new entry has been added to the Red Book Online Outbreaks section, providing information about the measles outbreak and its impacts on the pediatric population.

GIDEON, Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Network, gives access to statistics on infection rates in addition to several diagnostic tools.

Additional information can be found in the Library’s UCentral collection which includes access to the Johns Hopkins ABX Guide and the Harriet Lane Handbook.

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