Subregional Nowcasts of Seasonal Influenza Using Search Trends

  title={Subregional Nowcasts of Seasonal Influenza Using Search Trends},
  author={Sasikiran Kandula and Daniel Hsu and Jeffrey Shaman},
  booktitle={Journal of medical Internet research},
BACKGROUND Limiting the adverse effects of seasonal influenza outbreaks at state or city level requires close monitoring of localized outbreaks and reliable forecasts of their progression. Whereas forecasting models for influenza or influenza-like illness (ILI) are becoming increasingly available, their applicability to localized outbreaks is limited by the nonavailability of real-time observations of the current outbreak state at local scales. Surveillance data collected by various health… CONTINUE READING
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