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Internet searches on gastrointestinal symptoms predicted an increase in Kovid-19 cases week after week, researchers said Massachusetts General Hospital found, demonstrating a novel early warning system for epidemic disease hot spots.
Researchers in The top-ranked hospital in Boston compared interest in taste and loss of appetite, and used diarrhea in 15 U.S. states from April 20 to April 20 with alleged incidents of Kovid-19. In Alphabet Inc.’s Google Trends online tool, they found that the amount of searches most strongly associated with cases in New York, New Jersey, California, Massachusetts and Illinois was three to four weeks later.
The research, published in the journal Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology showed that the same approach is used for epidemic monitoring The hospital said that the practice of influenza could have been deployed for coronaviruses for over a decade. Please report this month. Patients with Kovid-19 often report gastrointestinal symptoms such as abdominal pain and diarrhea, which spark interest in conducting the study.
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“Our data underscore the importance of GI symptoms as a potential precursor to Kovid-19 infection and suggest that Google Trends may be a valuable tool for epidemic prediction with GI manifestations” Kyle Staller, a gastroenterologist and director of Mass General’s Gastrointestinal Mobility Laboratory, and colleagues have written into the study.
Scientists are also testing for traces of coronovirus Identifying locations where Kovid-19 is spreading.