Flu Virus: To Have It, and Not Even Know?

Flu Virus: To Have It, and Not Even Know?

New studies estimate a surprising number of people carrying the flu virus may be unaware they are actually infected. Reports suggest only 23 percent of flu cases show flu-like symptoms in individuals with the virus. That means over 75 percent of people with the flu may not even know they have it. Beginning in 2006 at […]

Google Flu Trends Overestimated Flu Cases by Over 50 Percent

Google Flu Trends Overestimated Flu Cases by Over 50 Percent

Google Flu Trends overestimated the numbers of flu cases in the United States during the flu seasons of 2011-12 and 2012-13 by over 50 percent, according to a new study. Also, this overestimation by Google’s data-aggregating tool is actually a part of a trend, and it illustrates, according to Ryan Kennedy, University of Houston political […]

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