About This Map

Use these dynamic graphics to understand which regions have the highest illness levels, how various regions compare to each other, or how illness rates have changed over the past weeks and months.

If you’d like to explore our real-time illness insights or more advanced analyses and visualizations, please contact us for more information.

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.

About Kinsa

Kinsa’s mission is to detect illness in real-time, helping individuals, communities and health systems respond before it spreads.

To achieve this mission, Kinsa has developed a communication platform that guides people the moment they fall ill. Because the first device used when illness strikes is a thermometer, Kinsa offers a “smart” thermometer that connects to the Kinsa Health App to record temperature and symptoms over time. Aggregating tens of millions of anonymous data inputs from nearly a million households, Kinsa employs artificial intelligence to triage illnesses based on severity, duration and contagiousness. Kinsa then connects the ill to medical guidance and services that will help them get better.