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Internet searches on gastrointestinal symptoms predict an increase in Kovid-19 cases after a week, researchers say Found at Massachusetts General Hospital, demonstrating a novel early warning system for epidemic hot spots.
Researchers on Boston’s top-ranked hospital hospital compared interest and search interest in loss of appetite, and from January 20 to April 20, 15 U.S. Compared to the reported incidence of Covid-19 in the states. Alphabet Inc. On the Google Trends tool online tool, they found that the amount of searches was most strongly related to cases after three to four weeks in New York, New Jersey, California, Massachusetts and Illinois – high-disease states.
Research, published in the journal Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology, showed a similar approach to epidemic monitoring The influenza trend could have been deployed for coronavirus more than a decade ago, the hospital said. Reported this month. Patients with Covid-1 often report gastrointestinal symptoms such as abdominal pain and diarrhea, which shows interest in conducting studies.
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“Our data underscore the importance of GI symptoms as a potential harbinger of Covid-19 infection and suggest that Google Trends may be a valuable tool for predicting epidemics with GI manifestations.” The study was written by Kyle Staller, gastroenterologist and director and colleagues at Mass General’s Gastrointestinal Mobility Laboratory.
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