Updated: 10/29/2013 9:04 PM KSTP.com By: Jennie Olson
You've seen the signs at clinics around town -- it's time to get your flu shot. Flu season is on the way, but how can you really tell if the flu has hit your part of town, your school district, or your neighborhood?
We've compiled some ways technology is helping to track cold and flu trends:
See how Web MD Symptom Checker users are reporting cold and flu symptoms in your area.
See reports and surveillance methods in the United States
Google Flu Trends uses aggregated Google search data to estimate flu activity.
This site combines CDC and Google user-contributed information through Boston Children's Hospital.
See current statistics from the Minnesota Department of Health.
Read information about the 2013-14 influenza season from the Centers for Disease Control