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Harnessing the power of social media for timely epidemic detection
 

Harnessing the power of social media for timely epidemic detection

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In a generation that is more likely to go online to answer general health questions, social media has tremendous potential to be used for early detection and monitoring of disease outbreaks.
 
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25 Nov 2016 - General
 
Social media can be helpful and sometimes otherwise. For it is mentioned in the article that results may alter for it can be mistakenly calculated. Like for an instance that "fever" may detect false positive result such as "beiber feve...
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The article leads to an important question: Can social media be used as a reliable data collection tool for detecting infectious disease outbreaks? I am in agreement with the author that for now, it has its limitations because keywords can be confusi...
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Social media has gained an undeniable power over the last few years. Reflecting people’s daily life directly, online communications can provide precious primary data for epidemiologists. On the other hand, fears and rumours about outbreaks and epidem...
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