New App Tracks Flu Near You

New App Tracks Flu Near YouIf you haven’t yet discovered it, there’s a new mobile tool that could be very handy this flu season.

Flu Near You is a free website and mobile app that tracks and monitors flu symptoms around the country and makes it easier to track the flu as it allows users to zoom into their zip code. Users can also track the flu in their area a lot quicker than it takes for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to report on it.

Within the app’s interface, blue dots mean no symptoms, yellow means symptoms but not flu-like illness, and red means symptoms that could be the flu.

To get this information, users fill out a questionnaire to share if they have symptoms. The app depends on a large number of people signing up and creators are aiming for young people.

In case you’re wondering, this is not a mobile advertiser’s dream. None of the personal information users enter on the app is shared. To check out the app for iOS, click here. For Android, here.

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