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Data Doctors Tech Tips | Ken Colburn & Brandon Disney
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Original Air Date: Sep 3, 2019

Flu Outbreak Detection App

It’s not going to be long now for the nasty flu bug to start rearing its ugly head.

Since we all want to avoid anyone that’s already contracted the virus, wouldn’t it be awesome to have an app that could warn you about the potential outbreaks that may be happening near you?

Well, there is an app for that and it’s called SickWeather for either iPhone or Android users.

The primary function of the app is to scan social media for obvious terms that indicate that someone is sick along with the data the other user provide though the app.

They can then forecast potential problems based on the data that they collect using sophisticated machine learning algorithms.

This approach has been able to predict outbreaks ahead of the CDC in previous years and it gets better at it as more people start to use it.

Learn all about it or download the app at