posted at 08:50
Author Name: Julie Bort
Google Fixes Flu Prediction Tool
Flu season has arrived and all eyes will be turning to Google's Flu prediction tool, which warns where the flu will hit next by watching people's internet searches. Something went horribly wrong over the past two years, with Google over predicting the number of flu cases by 75% to 95%, the Wall Street Journal reports. The flu season was bad last year, but nearly not as bad as Google thought it would be. When the flu hit, the media wrote stories about the flu and then people to jumped on Google and start searching about the flu. The good news is that both Google and the CDC say that flu cases are low so far this season. It's early days yet and there are signs that the flu is starting to hit, the CDC says. Last year, the flu hit epidemic levels in some places in January. The CDC recommends getting a flu vaccine and if you are thinking about getting one, now would be a pretty good time.

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