Harnessing multiple data streams and artificial intelligence to better predict flu

Influenza is highly contagious and easily spreads as people move about and travel, making tracking and forecasting flu activity a challenge. While the CDC continuously monitors patient visits for flu-like illness in the US, this information can lag up to two weeks behind real time. A new study combines two forecasting methods with machine learning to estimate local flu activity.
Source: Science Daily, https://www.sciencedaily.com