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Travel Tip: New Apps & Technology to Fight the Flu

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Listen up, travelers. It’s cold and flu season and you’re even more susceptible to sickness when you’re on the road. The good news? You can fight the flu with some apps and resources. Traveling doesn’t make you sick, but dehydration and exhaustion can. That’s why you want to pay attention to what’s happening wherever you’re going.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a Flu View app that shows trends and flu activity levels across the US. The CDC website is also updated weekly with the latest flu information.

With WebMD’s cold and flu map you can track down the flu in specific zip codes. It pinpoints the prevalence of influenza in each neighborhood and labels it with mild, moderate or severe.

Besides national flu apps and websites, Google is also collecting data from around the globe, predicting international flu trends. They’ve gotten so good at it that they even got ahead of some of the experts.

Smartphone users can also check out other tools like Flu Tracker app and Flu Near You. Bottom line, it’s all about arming yourself with information and then taking the necessary precautions.

For more information, visit the travel health archives.

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