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  • Can social media help your health?

    All those postings about sore throats, kids with tummy aches, and parents with runny noses can provide vital clues to public health.

  • Site uses social media to track illness

    Sickweather.com uses social media updates to follow outbreaks of the flu,
    allergies and other illnesses
    around the country. Sickweather scans Facebook and Twitter for posts about
    sickness and gathers the data
    to form an interactive map showing the areas with the most statuses about
    infections.