Flu trends

Google has unveiled its new flu tracking site based on search term input.  Every time one of us types in “flu” or “achy fever” on Google, the search is aggregated with other relevant search data and mapped to show early outbreaks of the disease.  Bookofjoe highlights a couple of articles on the new service, which will help public health professionals better mobilize for the next flu season and may even aid in the response for any future flu pandemic.

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