Know what’s going around

Kinsa tracks the spread of flu in real-time, and forecasts where it is headed 3-4 weeks from today. We make this information available to those who can help stop the spread – public health agencies, health organizations, health & wellness brands – through our Kinsa Insights product.

Kinsa Insights is the earliest and most geographically-precise signal for influenza-like illness in the U.S.

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The Problem

Contagious illnesses such as flu are notoriously unpredictable, varying wildly in severity and length by year and by region. Current data sources are delayed (e.g, hospital and clinic reporting), inaccurate (e.g, social media monitoring) or both. 

These delayed, inaccurate systems result in tremendous economic and human impact – for example, seasonal flu claimed the lives of more than 30,000 Americans in 2020 and is estimated to cost more $10 billion annually. This is unacceptable.

The Solution

Medically-accurate information gathered within hours of symptom onset, before the ill enter into the healthcare system. This aggregated, anonymized dataset is rich in the information needed to know where and when illness is spreading in real-time, giving the right organizations the advance warning needed to stop outbreaks.

This is Kinsa Insights.


How it works


Aggregate anonymous fevers, symptoms, locations, illness durations and more from millions of Kinsa users.


Use neural networks and deep learning to create a real-time illness signal and forecast like no other available today.


Partner with organizations to provide actionable web dashboards, APIs & Integrations or custom research and analytics.

An illness signal like no other


2+ weeks ahead of the Centers for Disease Control


High CDC correlation (R>0.92 each of past 4 flu seasons)


Forecast up to 3 weeks in advance


Age, zipcode, symptomology, severity & transmission rate

Leading organizations use Kinsa Insights to:

  • Engage communities where illness is spiking to help them take actions to stop the spread
  • Optimize hospital staffing or bed inventory so the ill can get the care they need to get better faster
  • Forecast trends so illness spikes don’t come as a surprise and result in stock outs or vaccine unavailability for those in need
  • Maximize marketing returns by reaching high intent consumers when they most need your product
Kinsa is the gold standard when it comes to real-time, granular and actionable illness data.


Household brand uses Kinsa’s illness signal to remind the country’s germiest regions to disinfect

Brand interaction increases 22% when Kinsa Insights is used to promote healthy habits to sicker zipcodes.

Kinsa Research

Interactive Illness Level Map Now Available to the Public

Kinsa Insights, the earliest and most geo-precise signal for infectious illness in the U.S., is now offering its interactive map showing state by state illness levels to any and all who may find it valuable. Previously available only to organizations who could actively use this data to prevent the spread of contagious illness or more

Kinsa’s Real-time Illness Signal Provides Unprecedented Localized Illness Detection and Forecasting

Independent academic researchers confirm that Kinsa’s granular illness signal provides highly accurate local illness estimates and forecasts, enabling better state-level public health surveillance. Last month, Kinsa was proud to be featured in a poster presentation during Infectious Disease Week. This poster marks the second report published by academics from the University of Iowa regarding Kinsa data. The

Watch the flu spread across the United States

The 2017-2018 flu season was the first one in which Kinsa made its illness signal available to the organizations, companies and news outlets that could help people stay and get healthy. For more information about Kinsa’s Illness Signal and our health map visuals, contact

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