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Will 2015 be a monster flu season?

Much has been made of using Google Search data to predict health events, especially flu outbreaks. Here's how this flu season is proceeding compared to prior years:

The blue line represents the influenza trend for 2015, and so far it is the second highest year of the last 5 years. Note that the highest year was the 2012-2013 season which actually started off quite slow.

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