Tackling the Zika virus in Brazil with WhatsApp

Doctors, health organisations and patient groups in Brazil are all using WhatsApp to swap medical notes and stay informed about the outbreak of the Zika virus. WhatsApp is the most downloaded app in the country, and the free messaging service is a boon in Brazil, where mobile call and data rates can be high. 

However, as the story notes, information often stays in silos because there are multiple closed groups using different WhatsApp groups, and search is an impossibility. A fascinating look at how technology is impacting medicine and health. 

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