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.
Download the app to see what’s trending where you live and - better still - have the knowledge to protect yourself and your family against disease.
Flu Near You relies on voluntary participation of individuals like you 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.
Discover details on how to reduce your flu risk, what flu symptoms to look for, flu prevention techniques, and much more. In addition to flu symptoms and flu prevention, you'll learn how the flu is transmitted, and learn about high risk individuals and what they must do before flu season starts.
Get information on flu shots and flu vaccines and find out how to tell if there is a flu outbreak in your area. Get all this and more in this comprehensive Flu Symptoms, Flu Prevention App.
Due to the nature of the Influenza virus, there is no guarantee that you will not get the flu, regardless of what precautions you take. And as such, no warranty is made that the techniques described in this app will keep you disease free. This instructional app merely provides information on how to minimize that risk. Again, there are no guarantees. This app provides no medical advice; it is for informational purposes only.
Should you get the flu or exhibit symptoms of flu or any disease, you should immediately see a qualified medical practitioner.
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Swine flu, also known as 2009 H1N1 type A influenza, is a human disease. People get the disease from other people, not from pigs.
The disease originally was nicknamed swine flu because the virus that causes the disease originally jumped to humans from the live pigs in which it evolved. The virus is a "reassortant" -- a mix of genes from swine, bird, and human flu viruses. Scientists are still arguing about what the virus should be called, but most people know it as the H1N1 swine flu virus.
The swine flu viruses that usually spread among pigs aren't the same as human flu viruses. Swine flu doesn't often infect people, and the rare human cases that have occurred in the past have mainly affected people who had direct contact with pigs. But the current "swine flu" outbreak is different. It's caused by a new swine flu virus that has changed in ways that allow it to spread from person to person -- among people who haven't had any contact with pigs.