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New research suggests fitness devices can improve real-time flu-tracking

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Forecasting the flu is a pain. The influenza virus evolves into different strains each year, which makes it hard for the makers of the flu vaccine to create the perfect flu shot in advance. Once flu season is in full swing, and the number of infections is picking up, pinpointing where and when an outbreak will hit is nearly impossible. It is, therefore, no surprise that flu outbreaks often spread rapidly and unpredictably, killing up to 61,000 people in the United States each year.


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