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Google estimates the current flu activity around the world by seeing the kind of health information people are searching for in specific areas.

Data Source: Google Flu Trends (http://www.google.org/flutrends)

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  • Flu Fact 1

    Most experts believe that the flu spreads by droplets made when people with the flu cough, sneeze or talk. These can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby.**

    **CDC, “Seasonal Flu”, http://www.cdc.gov/flu/, 8/13

  • Flu Fact 2

    February is the peak month of flu activity. That means this month has the highest percentage of people testing positive for influenza virus.**

    **CDC, “Seasonal Flu”, http://www.cdc.gov/flu/, 8/13

  • Flu Fact 3

    Each year approximately 5-20% of U.S. residents get the flu and more than 200,000 people are hospitalized for flu-related complications.**

    **CDC, “Seasonal Flu”, http://www.cdc.gov/flu/, 8/13

  • Flu Fact 4

    You can pass on the flu to someone else before you know you are sick. Most adults are able to infect others 1 day before symptoms develop.**

    **CDC, “Seasonal Flu”, http://www.cdc.gov/flu/, 8/13

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