Google Experimental Flu Trends for Mexico

April 29, 2009 11:07:47 PM PDT
Google is using its databank of billions of internet searches to help track the swine flu as it spreads.      |   Visit Google Experimental Flu Trends for Mexico Website   |

Last fall, Google launched its "flu trends" program in the U.S. It takes users' search terms about common flu symptoms -- to help predict where the flu is spreading.

Google launched a similar program for Mexico. Google says the flu trends for Mexico is still experimental ? But they were able to detect increases in flu-related searches in Mexican states, as early as last week.

The say the trend maps can be a good indicator of where the next outbreak could occur.

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