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In order to track norovirus, UK authorities would like you to tweet the color of your vomit

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The phrase "Twitter feed" is about to take on a troubling hue. The Food Standards Authority would like all British citizens... to keep it up to date with the color of their vomit and much more.

The government wants to keep abreast of the norovirus. This virus -- known in the UK as the winter vomiting bug

The FSA's social media manager, James Baker, told the Guardian: "We found that the changes in the number of tweets using symptom keywords predicted the increase in lab reports at the start of the annual peak in human cases."

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