Sickweather Predicts the ‘El Nino’ of Illness, Observes Late Flu Crossover with Allergy Season Across the USA

Sickweather, the popular illness tracking app which powers illness forecasts for IBM’s Weather Company and the pharmaceutical industry, is predicting a severe allergy season along with a late flu peak, to create a rare one-two punch for many sufferers.

“This is the ‘El Nino’ of illness” said Graham Dodge, Sickweather’s Chief Executive Officer. “With the H3N2 virus causing a secondary late flu season peak in March, many allergy sufferers might experience complications or confusion when it comes to the start of this severe allergy season underway in many parts of the US.”

Sickweather has compiled a list of the Top Ten states where this converged risk of flu and allergies is highest per capita:

The most “at risk” states from highest to lowest are: Texas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Washington, Louisiana, Colorado, Nevada, Georgia, New York and Massachusetts.

Sickweather is predicting this illness phenomenon to continue over the next three weeks.

“If you’re an allergy sufferer, do whatever you can to reduce inflammation during this time, and be sure to wash your hands!” concludes Dodge.

The Sickweather app is available for tracking flu, seasonal allergies and other 25 other illness conditions worldwide. Download the Sickweather mobile app at: iOS — http://sick.io/ios |Android: http://sick.io/android

Sickweather’s predictive analytics products for commercial use are available at: http://sick.io/pro

About Sickweather: Sickweather is the world’s first real-time map of sickness and the largest crowdsourcing community of its kind — processing millions of illness reports each month. The company has been recognized for accurately forecasting outbreaks up to 15 weeks in advance. Sickweather is committed to providing consumers and businesses the most accurate, predictive and meaningful sickness forecasts in the world — for reducing healthcare costs and saving lives. For more information, visit www.sickweather.com

Contact: Kaitlin Brennan|316–305–8921|kbrennan@sickweather.com