What historical illness or symptom data exists? There are so many health-related data sources on healthdata.gov, data.gov, CDC, etc. I'd like to identify the most useful data across all existing sources.
For example, I'd like to know that strep throat, croup, or the common cold were going around last year at this time. Alternatively, I'd like to know if certain symptoms were going around (ex: cough, nausea, etc).
Ideally the data would:
- Have a location associated with illnesses to some degree (region, state, zip, or hospital)
- Have a time period associated with it (quarter, month, week, or day).
- Be available through an API or feed of some type.
- Be collected by a reputable source, a government agency for example.
Please submit one data source per response and check for duplicates before posting.