About 300 people attended last night's Flu Near You event at the historic Castro Theatre, where APHA, HealthMap and Skoll Global Threats Fund officially launched the Flu Near You tool and mobile app. Flu Near You, which just wrapped up its pilot year, depends on your input and participation to create a dynamic flu tracking system that can help health officials better respond to flu trends. To date, more than 124,000 reports have come into Flu Near You since the 2011 flu season.
At last night's event, attendees caught a free screening of the movie "Contagion" and heard from a panel of preparedness and public health experts.
Above from top to bottom, the Castro Threatre advertises the Flu Near You event; the event's preparedness panel; and a snapshot of the Flu Near You mobile app. Photos courtesy Michelle Holshue