Avoid The Flu: Google-Track it!

By: WJHG-TV Staff Email
By: WJHG-TV Staff Email

Health experts have a new way to track flu symptom: Google searches.

Data shows, rather than immediately scheduling a doctor's appointment, many people search the terms "Flu symptoms" on popular internet search engines.

Now Google’s philanthropic unit will analyze flu search data and give the results to the CDC.

Experts say last year their data picked up on a flu outbreak in the mid-Atlantic two weeks before the CDC reported it.

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