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Help improve public health by tracking flu in your local area

FluTracking is an online health surveillance system used to detect the potential spread of influenza. It uses a weekly web-based survey to collect data from people in the community during Australia’s annual flu season (usually May to October). This data helps health officials determine the onset of influenza and better understand the burden and severity of the disease.

FluTracking, developed by a University of Newcastle researcher, started with 400 participants in 2006 and now has more than 150,000 participants across Australia and New Zealand – making it one of the largest crowd-sourced public health surveillance systems in the world.

When coronavirus emerged in Australia FluTracking surveys were deployed four months early to monitor COVID-19. More than 23,000 new ‘flutrackers’ signed up in April 2020 alone as people rallied to help contain the virus.

FluTracking needs more participants around Australia to help track flu and COVID-19 in local communities. It takes less than 30 seconds each week to participate and track flu in your area.

Join FluTracking today by clicking here

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