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Presented By New York University
Goal Help research spot flu and infectious outbreaks
Task Share your symptoms and see real-time data from others
Where Global, anywhere on the planet

GoViral is a free and real-time online Cold & Flu surveillance system administered by researchers at New York University. Participants will get a Do-It-Yourself flu saliva collection system that they can keep and use at home if they are feeling sick. All samples will be analyzed at a central laboratory that checks for 20 different viral infections. GoViral participants will get their own laboratory results (not including NY state participants) and, through the aggregate data, be able to see what infections and symptoms are going around near them so they can take appropriate public health measures and understand when something might be abnormal. The data will be used for research purposes only.

How to Join Click the "Request to join" button on this page to instantly notify the project leader of your interest!

Read details and join at: Contact the study lead, Dr. Rumi Chunara, at if you have questions. Be involved in and shape an innovative model for the future of public health.

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Internet access either through a computer or mobile device. We will provide you with everything else!

Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families
Spend the Time indoors
Type of Activity At home
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Tags Biology, biology experiment, community data, disease, flu, goviral, health, public health, RWJF, saliva, sick, vaccine, virus, viruses
Project Updated 05/30/2017