Outbreaks Near Me

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Google US Flu Map
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Outbreaks Near Me

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?

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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.


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:

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General Info on 2009 H1N1 Flu

Info for Specific Groups

Situation Update

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:


CDC US H1N1 Map
CDC US H1N1 Map

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mega1 7 years ago

Hi = thanks for all that great info - I'm bookmarking this because I'm a caregiver and my client does worry about it. I'm guessing that with modern communication methods, better info for health professionals etc. we'll all be so well-informed it will not turn into as big problem -or will it be just the reverse - because people get around so fast in the world. Oy.


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Envoy 7 years ago from USA Author

Great comment I agree I hope the later as well Have a great day! :)

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