Just in Time for Valentine’s Day: New Doctors Report Illness Tracker™ Lists Nation’s Top “Kissing Disease” Hot Spots

Boston, Cincinnati, Miami Top List of Where Mono is More Severe Right Now

Pittsburgh, PA, February 7, 2018 – DoctorsReport.com, the new Website and mobile app that give you instant access to data doctors’ reports from almost one million doctors’ offices across the nation, has released its current list of the nation’s five mononucleosis (“Kissing Disease”) hot spots (by metro area) in the country.

The Doctors Report Illness Tracker™ draws from a national database of doctor-diagnosed and reported cases over the past seven days. Specific locations are ranked according to the Doctors Report illness severity scale, with 10 being most severe and 0 being least severe:

  • Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH, 8.0 (High)
  • Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN, 7.5 (High)
  • Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL, 6.5 (Serious)
  • Pittsburgh, PA, 4.5 (Trending Higher)
  • New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA, 4.0 (Trending Higher)

Mononucleosis ("Mono") is primarily an infection of the Epstein-Barr virus, which is a type of herpes virus. While often brief and mild, Mono can result in long lasting fatigue following a period of fever, sore throats and swollen lymph nodes.

About the Doctors Report Severity Scale

DoctorsReport.com has developed a proprietary set of algorithms for gauging the severity of 15 common illnesses. The major factors that define the severity scale are: number of diagnosed and reported cases from actual doctors’ offices; comparisons to other geographic locations; and comparisons to historical trends for the same area.

About the Doctors Report Website and App

Doctors Report is a new website and app, powered by data from almost one million doctors’ offices nationwide. The data from doctors’ offices is cycled automatically and continually so that it is as fresh as seven days old or fewer. Doctors Report tracks 15 major disease and condition categories. Additional health risk categories will be added. The geographic accuracy of the data can be narrowed to zip code and broken down by health condition and age group. For more information on the website and app, and to download it, visit www.doctorsreport.com.

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Contact: Tim O’Brien