Feeling down? SickWeather app shows illness social media trends

Washing hands and covering coughs and sneezes are great ways to keep yourself from spreading germs and, hopefully, not get sick.

But, sometimes we catch a cold or contract a virus without realizing where we got it from.

A new app, called SickWeather , is hoping to map out illnesses as they attack -- literally.

The app follows social media conversations that allude to people being sick--coughs, flu, upset stomach, allergies--and maps them out.

Looking at April 30, according to the app, the Phoenix-area is suffering from allergies, cough and the common cold.

The app is all free to download in your app store.

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