Literally meaning the "scattering of life", Bio.Diaspora studies how infectious diseases are increasingly able to disperse worldwide through the movements of international travelers. As a major conduit for the spread of infectious diseases, Bio.Diaspora is dedicated to understanding the global airline transportation network and leveraging knowledge of this complex "living" system to better prepare for and respond to global infectious disease threats.
Bio.Diaspora has recently developed an easy-to-access, web-based, GIS solution that can generate and communicate customized, actionable intelligence about global infectious disease threats in real-time. The current application has an integrated live stream of global epidemic intelligence from HealthMap, a web-based infectious disease surveillance system created at Harvard University. The integrated application is capable of providing end-users with valuable insights into where dangerous infectious disease threats are emerging in the world and where they are most likely to spread.