Flu activity to increase through holidays

Sickweather forecast shows rise in reporting until second week in January

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- According to Sickweather® predictions, an increase of flu activity nationally started the week of Thanksgiving and will grow until the second week of January.

This national flu forecast comes from Sickweather, the world’s first real-time map of sickness and the largest crowdsourcing community of its kind, who recently released their prediction for the 2018-19 influenza season.

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Currently, Sickweather indicates the top three reported illnesses and symptoms trending in the Lexington area are:

Flu, Allergies, Strep Throat

The Sickweather app tracks 25+ reported illnesses and symptoms (including the flu) to show a real-time, street-level view of what’s trending within a specific area. By tracking current illnesses, people can make more informed decisions about their health and well-being. (Infographic: How Sickweather Works)