Researchers from the Seattle Flu Study and @UW are teaming up with @Apple to understand how everyday devices, like an Apple Watch or iPhone, can be used to identify illnesses like COVID-19.
For more information and to join the study, visit bit.ly/Apple_Respirat…
We thank the entire community for their support as the Seattle Flu Study shifts our focus to assist the public health response to COVID-19. Learn more about the greater Seattle Coronavirus Assessment Network. @KCPubHealth #SCANCOVID
We have seen the New York Times article on early efforts to detect COVID19. Dr. Jay Shendure, Lead Principal Investigator of the Study addresses our work and collaboration with public health authorities.
Wondering how the #SeattleFluStudy works?
If you're feeling under the weather, see if you qualify via our website and then we'll deliver everything you need to participate right to your doorstep.
Help us with groundbreaking research, without ever leaving the house. #science twitter.com/PHNurseMichell…
@PHNurseMichelle Sorry to hear you aren't feeling well, but so glad you participated -- we appreciate it! Hope you're feeling better soon.
@DeniseJ61219277 Denise -- we know how prevalent the flu is because of the weekly status reports provided by city, state and local public health agencies.
@nearlyfreaky Appreciate your thoughts, Diana. The flu season in Seattle continues to run strong, with a 6% increase in positive cases this week. We're focused on continuing high-quality research as the season continues to progress.
Rates of flu in King County increased 6% last week, with 22.2% of tests returning positive, per @KCPubHealth 's weekly flu update.
Our takeaway? the Flu isn't done this season, and neither are we. More on how to support our research:
#Parents: if your child gets sick with #flu, make sure you know what to do! Identify symptoms early, if they are at high risk consult your doctor, and keep them home while sick.
Learn more: bit.ly/2Q1Ba43.
For all our Seattleites headed out on mid-winter break this week: we really appreciated @KUOW 's comprehensive reporting on how to avoid getting sick while traveling!
Happy #ValentinesDay from the Seattle Flu Study!
Spread love, not flu this February. You can show your love for our community by helping UW, Fred Hutch, Seattle Children's and BBI find new ways to prevent and treat the flu. See if you qualify today!
As of February 1st, more than 210,000 Americans have been hospitalized with the flu, andthis flu season could cost employers up to $14 billion in lost time this year. (source: @CDCFlu and @247WallSt).
Check out our resources for preventing flu at work: bit.ly/fluatwork
@LeahBednarik @LeahBednarik that actually is what we are studying! A big part of our research is understanding how families stay healthy during flu season, in addition to how and when people are getting sick.
@zanderyates Sorry to hear you weren't feeling well, Zander! We have a few ways for people to be involved in our research . -- you can find out if you qualify now by visiting seattleflu.org/enroll.
Otherwise, we'd love it if you helped us get the word out by sharing with friends.
and @CDCgov will be screening passengers traveling from Wuhan, China into the US at at least 3 major US airports: LAX, JFK and SFO.
from @AP :
Symptoms of #coronavirus include runny nose, headache, cough and fever. More severe cases may include shortness of breath, chills and body aches. (so: flu-like symptoms).
Evidence about human to human transmission is still emerging.
To date there have been nearly 300 reported cases of #nCov, and six reported deaths in Wuhan.
Travelers to China are encouraged to practice good hand hygiene, to avoid live animal markets and live animals, as well as people coughing or sneezing.
The first confirmed case of #nCoV has been reported in Snohomish County, WA. According to @nytimes reports, the patient had recently traveled to #Wuhan , China and was hospitalized last week for pneumonia.