Sean King

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Using Google To Track Disease (cont.)

I previously noted how doctors were contemplating using Google searches to track disease outbreaks. Well, thanks to Google Flu Trends, it seems this concept is now a reality, and it is apparently able to detect flu outbreaks a full two weeks earlier than previous methods.

Pretty cool, if we can trust Google when it says that it only collect anonymous data.

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