Friday, April 01, 2016

Website Review: Flu Near You

FLU NEAR YOU is an informative and educational website focusing on community health in North America.
Users can identify where flu is more prevalent and also report instances of the flu.
Using data from the CDC, the Flu Map shows flu in your local area. The map can be expanded to show all of North America. Icons show areas exhibiting flu-like symptoms, any symptoms, and no symptoms.
The About section provides information about how the data is collected and who is sharing the data.
The News section features short articles about flu, prevention, and related health issues.
Librarians will find that this focused, easy-to-use website useful in teaching data literacy. The attractive format will appeal to students and the quality content will draw in teacher users.
To visit the website, go to