I cannot get over this app from Theraflu. Talk about having the right information at your disposal whenever you need it!!
Theraflu has come out with the WheresFlu: Flu Tracker App. The tool tracks incidences of cold and flu across the country. It’s free to download and available for the Droid, Blackberry and iPhone.
And so easy to use too!!! All you have to do is plug in your zip code and the app will populate your phone with the latest up-to-date statistics. Thankfully, my town is only “moderately” affected by the flu for the moment. We all know how quickly this can change though. I plan on frequently checking back to make sure the status for my neck of the woods.
If you’d like, you can also find out the current top 5 affected cities in the nation. You know, so you can completely AVOID them! LOL!
The WheresFlu app also allows you to send the application to a friend or family member via E-mail. If you are a coupon cutter (like me), you will be happy to hear you can also send along a $2.00 coupon good for any Theraflu® product. Wish I knew about this last week when I stocked up on Theraflu from CVS!
The Wheresflu™ app is available for the entire U.S. No matter where you live, you will be able to track the flu and where its hitting the hardest.
So, you are probably wondering HOW the Wheresflu™ app measures cold and flu activity? According to their website:
WheresFlu™ measures weekly activity for cold and flu based upon real-time reports of symptoms from SDI FAN® (a source used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). As the longest-running respiratory tracking program in the US, SDI FAN® covers illness levels in 135 regions across the country utilizing panel-member reporting along with patient-specific data. Advanced tracking uses illness status levels to predict change in the affected population for the nine US Census Regions.
Incidences of illness as follows:
- Low (0-5% population affected)
- Moderate (5-10% population affected)
- High (10-15% population affected)
- Very High (>15% population affected)
This is an app that everyone should have. The more we know about where the flu is striking the hardest, the better we will be able to protect our children from unwanted illness.
“This is a sponsored post through the Momtrends Blogger Outreach program for WheresFlu”