Everyday thousands of people around the globe update social media sites like Facebook and Twitter when they (or someone close to them) get sick. Posts like "I'm sick," "the doc says I have bronchitis" and "My son has chickenpox." When this information is made publicly available by the user and contains location information, we are able to track and map this data using our patent-pending algorithm.
Alternatively, Sickweather allows its members to report directly to our map and forecast anonymously via the input field under "How Are You Feeling Today?" Simply tell us how you feel and we’ll do our best to match it to our most relevant forecasts. If you report symptoms or illnesses that we aren't tracking, that information will be processed by our algorithm to automatically make suggestions for expanding our tracking capabilities. Connect with Facebook and Twitter to share the post with your friends!
When several reports appear nearby each other at approximately the same time they are grouped as potential storm activity represented by the orange polygons and lines. These may change shape as you zoom in and the density becomes more refined. Zoom in far enough and you'll see the individual reports down to the street level!