Explore WHO Disease Outbreak News
Unofficial API for the WHO Disease Outbreak News
The World Health Organisation has an awesome resource of disease outbreak reports that I believe is underutilised. To improve access to this resource, I've developed a small command line package that handles some specific requests.
Currently users are able to pull down the five most recent reports, request the full archive for a given year (from 1996 onwards), country or diseases, and download or read specific articles. In the future I plan to extend Outbreaker's capacities to include features such as outbreak alerts.
Naturally this package relies on the WHO website's existing layout, if anything breaks please highlight it as an issue on the package's github repo.
pip install outbreaker
Find the latest release wheel on the releases tab.
Installation will add the outbreaker command to your PATH.
latestReturn the dates, titles, and urls for the five most recent reports.
archive <year/country/disease>Return a list of the reports found in the given year, country, or disease.
download <report_url>Download a given article url as a .txt file (nb. this has not yet been optimised for all articles).
read <report_url>Print out a given article to the terminal.
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