Free flu apps on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch give you real-time information on the latest flu outbreaks and give you treatment and prevention tips recommended by the Center for Disease Control.
Flu Can Be Serious
The flu is the common name for Influenza and it can be serious. Influenza is a contagious viral infection that attacks your nose, throat and lungs. These free flu apps list the symptoms to watch out for. If not treated, the flu can led to hospitalization and even death. While the flu affects everyone differently, it is important to know that this can be a serious disease. The Center for Disease Control estimates that as many as 49,000 people have passed away from flu-associated illnesses since the 1976 flu season.
Free flu apps keep you informed
These free flu apps will keep you current with the latest outbreak news in your area and when the epidemic is peaking. The length of the flu season varies. It usually begins in October and peaks in January or February, although it can peak in March, according to the Center for Disease Control.
HealthMap: Outbreaks Near Me is a free flu app that gives you real-time flu outbreak information. See all the current outbreaks in your are with this flu app's interactive map. The flu app also allows you to set up an alert so you will be the first to know when the outbreak hits your neighborhood. This flu app is free and is endorsed by Children's Hospital Boston.
Fight the Flu is another free flu app that tracks flu activity in your area. Just type your zip code and this app tells you how severe the outbreak is in this area and how it compares to the national average. I just typed my zip code in and this apps says that flu severity is high in my area. What is most important about this app is the Flu System Checker. If you or your child isn't feeling well, just use answer some questions to get facts about the symptoms and then talk to your doctor. You have 48 hours to treat the flu with prescription medicine so act fast. This flu app is free.
These free flu apps are compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Be sure to download these free apps to help protect you and your family from the flu.