Google Uses Searches to Track Flu’s Spread

The New York Time’s is reporting that Google.org is now using our searches to track the Flu’s spread across the US.  What an interesting experiment for our Biostatistician and Epidemiologist friends… I wonder what Alan will have to say about this!

We’ve found that certain search terms are good indicators of flu activity. Google Flu Trends uses aggregated Google search data to estimate flu activity in your state up to two weeks faster than traditional flu surveillance systems.

For the New York Times – Click Here

For Google.org – Click Here

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