As the 2013-14 influenza season approaches. I have added a link to the current US influenza activity to the right sidebar and a link to CDC flu view, an interactive detailed influenza monitoring tool. This helps gauge the local community activity of influenza. This is particularly useful in community preparedness and assessing pretest probability of influenza in cases presenting with influenza like illness (ILI).
Note: As the season has not officially started, the map as of today (09/26/13) is showing data from last season.