How Google can help stop the spread of flu.

Health authorities are now using Google to help them monitor the onset of flu during the winter. The internet is a common source of health advice and by logging and locating the searches that are undertaken for flu it is possible to plot and predict the spread of outbreaks. This is of great use in order to deliver medication and vaccinations in advance of the peak. To learn more listen to this 60 Second Health podcast from Scientific American.

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