Fox 8: Sneez app by Wake Forest Baptist Health helps track illnesses in your area

Presents and holiday cheer are not the only things people are spreading this time of year, a lot of germs are too. Washing your hands and wiping off surfaces are good ways to try and stay healthy, and now your phone might help you too.

Wake Forest Baptist Health is trying to keep you informed of what illnesses are going around in your area with the Sneez App. The app first came out a few years ago, but now you can see diagnoses from Wake Forest Baptist primary care practices and urgent care clinics. You can also use the app to see what symptoms people are self-reporting, like coughing, sneezing, fever, chills, and more. This allows people to see a heat map of what illnesses and symptoms are common in their area.

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