WEB EXTRA: Tracking Cold and Flu Trends

Updated: 02/07/2014 8:50 AM KSTP.com By: Jennie Olson

Pharmacist Daniel Gonzalez, right, gives Dorothy Anderson, 67, a flu shot during the Flu + You event Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in Phoenix.
Pharmacist Daniel Gonzalez, right, gives Dorothy Anderson, 67, a flu shot during the Flu + You event Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in Phoenix.
Photo: AP Photo/Rick Scuteri

Photo: MGN Online
Photo: MGN Online

Influenza is back in Minnesota.

We've compiled some ways technology is helping to track cold and flu trends:

Cold and Flu Map: Tracking Cold and Flu Trends

See how Web MD Symptom Checker users are reporting cold and flu symptoms in your area.

Centers for Disease Control: Flu Activity and Surveillance

See reports and surveillance methods in the United States

Google Flu Trends

Google Flu Trends uses aggregated Google search data to estimate flu activity.

FluNearYou

This site combines CDC and Google user-contributed information through Boston Children's Hospital.

Weekly Influenza and Respiratory Activity in Minnesota

See current statistics from the Minnesota Department of Health.

CDC: 2013-14 Flu Season Outlook

Read information about the 2013-14 influenza season from the Centers for Disease Control