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Daily Dose: One Flu Over Google’s Nest

Today’s dose knows that it’s never too early to start thinking about flu season.

Google announced yesterday that it’s adding data for eight countries located in the southern hemisphere to Google Flu Trends — just in time for the start of winter below the equator.

Additionally, you can now visualize flu trends across the globe using a new overlay on Google Earth. Here’s a video tracking flu trends across North America and Europe for the last two years:

You can find videos for other countries on Google’s YouTube channel.


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