miércoles, 12 de noviembre de 2008

Google is now tracking Flu trends

Turns out that traditional flu surveillance systems take 1-2 weeks to collect and release surveillance data, but Google search queries can be automatically counted very quickly.

By making our flu estimates available each day, Google Flu Trends may provide an early-warning system for outbreaks of influenza.

Link:
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/11/tracking-flu-trends.html