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Brief Published: 5 Jan 2012

Flu Forecast

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Japanese pharmaceutical company Esu Esu has launched Kaze Miru Plus – a Twitter-based application that tracks and forecasts cold and flu symptoms throughout Japan.

It combines data from tweets and weather forecasts to paint you a germ-filled picture of the viruses in your area. The results are presented as a spinning solar system of coloured icons – colour-coded according to the tweeted complaint. The site also has a ‘cold talk’ meter that uses tweets, temperature readings and forecasts to give a numerical indication of the risk of catching something.

Kaze Miru Plus

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