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Google Flu Trends

The results of millions of Google searches are used to map and estimate Flu activity around the world. This map compares data in United States (yellow) with the Google search trends (blue).

Use the interactive map on the Google Flu Trends website to examine flu related searches in your continent, country, or state.

And remember to do your part to stay healthy and prevent the spread of influenza.


1. Receive the annual flu vaccination.

2. Cover your cough and catch your sneeze.

3. Wash your hands frequently.

4. Keep surfaces and equipment in the ambulance clean.

5. Throwaway facial tissue after use.


By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.