Flu Control The Google Way

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Google is doing its share of helping to prevent a global pandemic. The swine flu is one serious matter. Some have even likened it to the Spanish outbreak in 1918, and even the SARS scare a couple of years back.

Who would’ve known that Google can actually help predict and control a growing pandemic? According to Google, there was a spike in “flu” searches in Mexico, even before news of the swine flu broke out. So meaning, a notable amount of people were afflicted by the same symptoms. Very smart use of search engine analytics, and very global-friendly.

This map, which tracks the peak in flu searches, may actually be used also to monitor actual flu activity. The Google Trends for flu in Mexico can be found here.

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