Google says flu concerns in region currently minimal
When people have flu-like symptoms, or a friend or relative does, the first thing they do is hop on Google to see if they can self-diagnose or learn more about the illness.
Those searches spike when there are a lot of people feeling sick.
Google has found that its search trends correlate to Center for Disease Control reports, but CDC lags Google's real-time results by about two weeks.
The current trends show minimal concern in the Buffalo and Rochester area (they don't break it down for Batavia specifically) about the flu this month.
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