Friday, October 9, 2009

Emory University Online Flu Assessment Tool

Emory University has launched an online flu self-assessment tool, using CDC-developed triage algorithms. The assessment tool is fairly general, as it is used to assess ILI, which is non-specific. The tool helps individuals determine whether the symptoms they have may be caused by a flu virus, whether their illness is severe enough to warrant immediate medical attention, and whether they are at increased risk for developing severe disease. The site also offers practical advice on what to do, and is endorsed by the American College of Emergency Physicians.

The tool can be viewed/navigated at:

The explanation of how Emory developed and pilot tested the tool can be viewed at:

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