I came across this new website and had to share it with my fellow hypochondriacs and anyone who is interested in medical subjects and basic gossip. It is called "Who is sick?"
The premise is that people can post their symptoms on this website, and they are then plotted on a map. So you can check out your own zip code area and find out whether there are a large number of people who are sick, and if so, what their symptoms are. So, if you see there are a huge number of people in your general area that are suffering from cough, fever and aches, you may think "Hmmm, lots of flu out there...maybe I should stay home!"
I feel this could be a very useful tool. Enjoy!