Want to know who gave you the flu? There’s a Facebook app for that

Flu shots are prepped and ready to go in 2010. (Daily Record/Sunday News — File)

Have a high fever, aches and pains, cough, sore throat, headache and general weakness?

Are you absolutely miserable?

You might have the flu.

Want to seek revenge and narrow down who might have passed along the germs?

Between sneezes and bouts of the chills, logging on to Facebook could help you pinpoint patient zero to your influenza misery.

The app “Help I have the flu” uses clues to determine who among your friends could be harboring the virus.

It analyzes your friends’ posts and looks for evidence of sneezing, vomiting, late-night posts and check-ins at suspicious places, among other things.

(I am currently flu-free *knock on wood it continues*, but when I allowed the app to go through my friends, my sister — also not sick as of now — came up as someone who might need to be quarantined because of her friends and activities they revealed on the social network.)

As an added bonus, if you are feeling nice, you can send cold and flu remedies to the person or people you think made you sick for about $4 apiece.

Or just stock up on a bunch for yourself.

About Brittany Wilson

I'm an Assistant Sports Editor at the Daily Record/Sunday News. I'm a proud Penn State grad and a New Jersey native living on the West Shore. Two of my favorite things are a good book and a long swim -- just not at the same time. Contact me by emailing bwilson@ydr.com or on Twitter @brittanylion.
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