How We Calculate Illness Levels
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines influenza-like illness as either a specific diagnosis of influenza or a combination of a fever with a cough or sore throat. Kinsa aggregates our illness levels in real time through our broad network of smart thermometers and connected Kinsa Health app. We use this information to estimate the percentage of the population afflicted with febrile illness throughout the United States.
Kinsa Insights has become the earliest and most accurate signal for infectious illness in the U.S., available to those who can help us take action to minimize its impact. External academics have demonstrated this in peer-reviewed research. To learn more, visit us here.