Google Flu Trends

I have embedded a Google Flu Trends chart in the sidebar of this website. It is constantly updated. If you click on the arrow at the top, you can browse current trends for different areas of California, or other parts of the world. Right now, areas of the South (Texas, Mississippi, Georgia, etc.) are experiencing a high flu trend. Central Coastal California seems to be low-to moderate—although the trend has actually gone up since the last time I looked! It may be time to get that flu shot. To see how these trends are determined, go to the Google Flu Trends Website.

See also: “Flu Me Once” by David Katz, M.D. (Huffpost SF)