Flu Trends

It is suggested that Google’s product called Google Flu Trends can spot an emerging influenza epidemic a couple weeks sooner than they had using traditional methods.  It was determined that many people do internet searches prior to visiting a doctor.  Tracking those searches is one way to spot rates of flu outbreaks.

 

http://www.technologyreview.com/web/21669/?a=f

 

http://www.google.org/flutrends/

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