Ebola and Swine Flu Google Search Trends

Google web search popularity of the disease names plus death, spread, victims and picture(s) in the 60 days after a public health emergency was declared.

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Circles are sized by their Google popularity index, which indicates the relative popularity of a term compared to the three others over the time period.
A score of 100 represents the maximum popularity among the four terms in the time period for each disease respectively, while 0 is minimum.

*Laboratory confirmed cases are likely to underestimate the true disease burden, especially for the H1N1 epidemic. These counts should be considered conservative.

Data Sources: Google Trends and the World Health Organization (WHO). Download the Google Trends data and WHO data used for this report.

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