The National Health Alarm Services (NHAS) of Korea offers various health alarms to the public before the epidemic spreads out rapidly. They combine different data from diverse sources such as national health information from the National Health Insurance Service (NHIS), social networking sites (SNS) such as twitter, blogs, etc., data from Daumsoft Corporation, climate information from the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA), air pollution information from the Ministry of Environment (MOE), and food poisoning information from the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS). Five infectious diseases are continuously monitored, namely, colds, eye diseases, food poisoning, dermatitis and asthma. Data from each organization are merged into one to make this system successful. Data are then analysed for disease prediction using pre-defined formulas, the disease prediction accuracy of which is currently 90 per cent. People can access the alarm services through the Internet or television news easily. This method and system can be adapted by other countries if they have the appropriate data.
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