Google tracks flu trends through search

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Google Inc. unveiled a new tool today, in collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that estimates flu incidence though user searches on google.com. By tracking the searches state by state, Google's map may be able to provide data on where and how flu is spreading days faster than existing techniques.

View Google.org's Flu Trends site »

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Keji Fukuda

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