Outbreaks Near Me
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A new Google site allows you to use Google Flu Trends uses aggregated Google search data to estimate current flu activity around the world in near real-time. This is a very cool idea! Just click on your country & you will see the graph.
There are millions of people all around the world that search for health information online. Of course as we all might guess there are definatley more flu-related searches during the actual flu season. lots of allergy-type searches during the allergy seasons, then more sun-related searches like sunburn at the height of summer. You can explore all of these phenomena using Google Insights for Search. But can search query trends provide the basis for an accurate, reliable model of real-world phenomena?
First step: flu vaccine
CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against influenza. The flu vaccine protects against the three main flu strains that research indicates will cause the most illness during the flu season. And, the vaccine can protect against illness from similar flu viruses.
- Google Flu Trends
Explore flu trends around the world, including graphs showing flu activity for the current flu season.
What You Can Do to Stay Healthy
- Stay informed. This website will be updated regularly as information becomes available.
- Influenza is thought to spread mainly person-to-person through coughing or sneezing of infected people.
- Take everyday actions to stay healthy.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hands cleaners are also effective.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.
- Stay home if you get sick. CDC recommends that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.
- Follow public health advice regarding school closures, avoiding crowds and other social distancing measures.
- Find healthy ways to deal with stress and anxiety.
- Call 1-800-CDC-INFO for more information.
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Here are some helpful & very informative CDC links:
- H1N1 Flu & You
- Taking Care of a Sick Person
- Novel H1N1 Vaccine
- Facemask & Respirator Use
- Images of the Virus
- Audio & Video
- Social Media
- Parents & Caregivers
- Pregnant Women
- Schools, Childcare Programs, & Colleges
- Travelers & Travel Industry
- Adults with HIV Infection
- People With Cardiovascular Disease
- Businesses and Employers
- Deaf and Hard of Hearing
- People in Contact with Pigs
Each week CDC analyzes information about influenza disease activity in the United States and publishes findings of key flu indicators in a report called FluView. During the week of August 16-22, 2009, a review of these key indictors found that influenza activity is either stable, or is increasing in some areas. Activity appears to be increasing in the Southeast based on influenza-like illness data reported by health care providers. Below is a summary of the most recent key indicators:
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