Toronto, Ontario and New York, New York, Dec. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NEWMEDIAWIRE -- Big Data Media Inc. (BDM), a Toronto-based media company and wholly owned subsidiary of Luminar Media Group, Inc., (Luminar, OTCMKTS: LRGR), and Ascel Bio, a New York–based public health forecasting and consulting company, are pleased to announce the development and release of: Diseasecast.com™.
Diseasecast is the first of its kind tool to warn the public of potential outbreaks of diseases using maps that look exactly like weather maps. The goal of the forecasts is to save lives in much the same way that warnings of hurricanes save lives.
“Diseasecast.com” is a web-based information source for anyone interested in protecting their own health, or the health of their family and loved ones. Designed for the general public, it contains forecasts of influenza, food and water-borne illnesses (for example, Salmonella), mosquito borne illnesses (for example, Zika or Ebola) and diseases caused by ticks. The information is updated hourly. In addition, the site features blogs, written by public-health experts, designed to provide state-of-the-art health information.
When it is a period of high risk to your health or when someone in your family gets sick, there are links to the best-in-class protective products via each user’s Amazon account.
“BDM is pleased to present this critical, life-saving tool to the public,” said Chris Cook, Chief Executive Officer. “It is an important addition to our portfolio of media products. BDM’s goal is to promote healthful practices, especially when risks of, for example, an influenza or other deadly disease is forecasted.”
The Diseasecast forecasts were developed for Luminar Media Group by Ascel Bio. Ascel Bio has been delivering health data to business and government users for over seven years, and the Diseasecast site is focused on consumers.
“We look at a number of factors important to the spread of disease, including the weather,” said chief bio-meteorologist Mike Smith. “For example, weather conditions are conducive to the laying of mosquito eggs. Warm, damp conditions are further conducive to their hatching and spread. A large population of the insects makes mosquito-borne illnesses more likely.” Seven years of research has gone into the development of the forecasts available on the site.
About Ascel Bio:
Ascel Bio produces proprietary news and analysis for customers who share an interest in disease outbreaks and recognize the importance of filling gaps in local public health information.
Ascel’s value-added content has been distributed under license to physicians, corporate chief medical officers and business continuity analysts, government crisis managers, quarantine officers, and health officials, and to community groups directly. Our team delivers insight, promotes awareness, and supports education.
About Big Data Media Inc.
Big Data Media Inc. (“BDM”) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Luminar Media Group, Inc., (Luminar, OTCMKTS: LRGR). BDM has successfully identified its first opportunity to monetize large data collection by partnering with Ascel Bio Inc. (“Ascel”). BDM uses Ascel’s proprietary API’s of raw data to automatically generate forecasts from various health and meteorological sources to provide an outbreak disease forecast mobile and online application.
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