Flu Near You is an online surveillance tool that tracks self-reported flu symptoms. With this information, Flu Near You maps and monitors the spread of influenza across the nation. USF is a pilot program; as such, we are fortunate to have a USF-specific, interactive influenza surveillance map. In the future, the creators of Flu Near You hope to use this technology for other types of health surveillance.
Why is Flu Near You important to the USF community?
The USF motto is "change the world from here." The Flu Near You Initiative strikes at the core of this maxim. As smart and conscientious members of our community, the Flu Near You surveillance technology allows us to battle the spread of influenza within our neighborhood. With a few clicks of a button, participants promote community health.
Our goal is 100% USF community participation. We have reached out to a diverse group of students, faculty, and staff in promoting this initiative.