App tracks real-time illnesses

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Courtesy: Avery Cotton (WFLA) 

There’s an app many parents may find helpful, especially during the flu season. 

The Sickweather app brings your community together to let each other know what kinds of illnesses are in your neck of the woods. It is the world’s first real-time map of sickness and the largest crowdsourcing community of its kind.

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.

Just like you would on a weather app, you can search for your location and see what the risk factor for getting sick is. 

All of this is reported by those who have the app and either have symptoms or have been diagnosed with an illness.

You can also keep track of your family and their illnesses as well. If you need to speak with a doctor, there is an option to sign up for a program to do that.

With each location reported, you can click on the word “sick” and get more details about the illness, when it was reported and where. 

The app is $1.99 but if you want to use the  call doctor feature, there are additional fees you’ll have to pay.

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