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Flu Near You

October 21, 2019

The flu. We all know it, because we’ve all had it. Every year, millions of people around the globe come down with influenza. A mild fever cough, sore throat, body aches… or even something life threatening. Ever year we brace for ‘flu season.’ We can arm up with flu shots, see the nurse when we get sick and take antivirals if prescribed by the doctor… but what can we do to stop history repeating itself? Let’s help each other out with Flu Near You, a simple crowd-sourcing tool designed to defend against this yearly health threat – which could quickly evolve into something worse. Sign up for Flu Near You and submit a weekly report of your symptoms, it takes only a few seconds to complete. We’ll take it from there. As more and more use this simple tool, we can detect flu symptoms right here in
our neighborhoods and around the globe. Every flu starts somewhere – it could be
in your home, your office, your school or anywhere in your community. Flu Near You keeps you up to date on
local flu activity, public health resources, and the most convenient
locations for you to get immunized against the flu so you are informed when it really counts – before you get sick. A better plan of attack against the flu means a healthier world, a healthier community, a healthier you. In just a few short years, Flu Near You has the power to grow around the world, detecting influenza and viruses – perhaps someday soon, detecting outbreaks earlier than ever
thought possible. If we make this work, who knows what other diseases we can tackle next. Thanks to Flu Near You, we catch the flu before you catch the flu. Flu Near You. We’re putting the public in public health. Join the movement today.


  • Reply Mindye James April 4, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    I had the flu not long after my shot. It was not that bad. NOW! OMG! I spent 10 days feeling like someone took a sledge hammer and got my gut and lower back! Fever, chills and it was the keep nothing inside flu. It came up or poured out. I was not talking in sentences and noone called me a medi-wagon to haul me off! I would not with thi on a dog!

  • Reply Joe Heinowski October 6, 2013 at 4:44 am


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