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‘Help, My Friend Gave Me the Flu’ App

If you are mad that you are stuck home in bed with the flu, there is a new app you can use to try to track down who gave you the sickness.

Help, My Friend Gave Me the Flu is a social media app from drug company Help Remedies that scrubs your Facebook contacts’ status updates looking for signs of illness like coughs or vomiting. Once it finds the culprit, the app has social sharing buttons, so you can post the results to Facebook or Twitter. The tool also links back to Help Remedies’ Facebook page, which shares tips on how to deal with the flu.

Richard Fine, chief executive and co-founder of Help Remedies, explained to Health on Today that the app is offers a “light-hearted diversion to the misery that is influenza.” ”When you feel sick, one of the things that we do is look for people to blame,” he said.

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