Google Flu Map Depicts Worst Outbreaks In The USA

Google Flu Map Depicts Worst Outbreaks In The USA
technology

The search giant has mapped flu activity across America, showing an intensely ill season for many states.

Emma Hutchings
  • 11 january 2013

Google has mapped flu activity since 2006, and this year is the worst on record for the U.S., depicting an intense flu season for the majority of states. After finding that certain search terms are good indicators of flu activity, Google Flu Trends was created using aggregated Google search data to estimate current flu activity around the world in near real-time.

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