250,000 Social Media Users in U.S. Said They Got the Flu

If you came down with the flu in the last six weeks — and mentioned the fact on Twitter or Facebook — you’re not alone.

Since the beginning of December, there have been 626,379 mentions of flu on those two services, according to sentiment analysis firm Crimson Hexagon. That’s a 2,336% increase on the previous month, with flu mentions spiking in early January.

Of those, fully 40% of the posts included the phrase “I have the flu.” That represents more than 250,000 Twitter or Facebook users with the dreaded winter bug.


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