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The Wall Street Journal reports that Google has launched Flu Trends, a service that analyzes data on search terms like "fever" and "cough" to map where people are coming down with the flu. "The data is meaningful because the Google arm that created Flu Trends found a strong correlation between the number of Internet searches related to the flu and the number of people reporting flu symptoms," the article says.

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