Influenza Forecasting with Google Flu Trends

  title={Influenza Forecasting with Google Flu Trends},
  author={Andrea Freyer Dugas and Mehdi Jalalpour and Yulia Gel and Scott R. Levin and Fred Torcaso and Takeru Igusa and Richard Rothman},
  booktitle={PloS one},
BACKGROUND We developed a practical influenza forecast model based on real-time, geographically focused, and easy to access data, designed to provide individual medical centers with advanced warning of the expected number of influenza cases, thus allowing for sufficient time to implement interventions. Secondly, we evaluated the effects of incorporating a real-time influenza surveillance system, Google Flu Trends, and meteorological and temporal information on forecast accuracy. METHODS… CONTINUE READING
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