Accurate estimation of influenza epidemics using Google search data

By David Steinberg.  A 2008 (November 11) New York Times article trumpeted the success of Google Flu Trends (GFT) in tracking the progress of annual influenza outbreaks in the United States. The GFT assessments used data on search words to estimate the number of individuals affected with influenza like illness (ILI). By comparison to the official … Continue reading Accurate estimation of influenza epidemics using Google search data

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