Monday December 10, 2018

Germ Tracker App Reveals NY’s Flu Hot Spots

Germ Tracker

Germ Tracker

The Germ Tracker Web app shows where NY is hit hardest with flu—and where to avoid going if you want to stay well. According to the New York Post, the app maps out parts of the city hardest hit with flu by pinpointing key words such as “headache” and “sick” on Twitter. The Post reports that Hell’s Kitchen, Upper West Side and East Harlem are have the most “flu-like” symptoms in Manhattan.

“It’s amazing. It gives you the opportunity to change your behavior to stay healthy,” Adam Sadilek, one of the computer scientists who created app at Fount.in at the University of Rochester, told the Post.

New York Post