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Flu Near You

Main Project Information
Presented By HealthMap and Skoll Global Threats Fund
Goal Track influenza in real-time across the United States
Task Submit a weekly survey
Where Online only
Description

Spread the word. Not the flu.

Created by epidemiologists from Harvard and Boston Children’s Hospital, Flu Near You leverages the power of the crowd to provide you as well as researchers with real-time information about influenza-like-illness in your area.

Flu Near You relies on voluntary participation of individuals who take only a few seconds each week to share if they have been healthy or sick. We analyze thousands of individual reports and map them to generate local and national views of influenza-like illness. Flu Near You is free and confidential.

How to Join

You can join Flu Near You by signing up here: https://flunearyou.org/#/

Website http://www.flunearyou.org
Social Media
Ideal Age Group High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors
Ideal Frequency Per week
Average Time Less than an hour
Media Mentions
and Publications
Tags crowdsourcing, digital disease surveillance, disease surveillance, flu, influenza
Project Updated 01/21/2017