How your phone can help ward off the fluStay ahead of flu season this year and monitor the virus from the safe distance of your smartphone or computer screen. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on a handful of mobile apps and websites to help protect yourself against this seasonal...
Flu defender a free iPhone app is a great way to arm you and your family with all necessary information relating to the flu. One of the most useful features is the flu tracking map where you can see the severity of outbreaks state by state. In addition, find flu vaccine providers near you and stay updated on flu activity via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Twitter feed. Flunearyou.org is an interactive website where users report flu data for their community. The map is constantly updated so you can be prepared for the sickness when it hits. Also, read articles and blog posts about the flu and search for a place to get vaccinated by your zip code. And finally if you just couldn't avoid and find yourself sick with the flu. Book a doctors appointment through the free app ZocDoc. Search by specialist, location, and insurance and you'll likely be seen within 24 hours. In San Francisco, I'm [UNKNOWN] cnet.com for CBS News. [MUSIC]