Potential of Social Media and Internet-Based Data in Preventing and Fighting Infectious Diseases

by | Dec 30, 2016 | Infectious Diseases, My Write Ups, Surveillance

This article reports on the importance of using social media and the Internet in the fight against infectious diseases. Disadvantages and advantages of data gathered from social media and the Internet for public health use are also discussed. Examples and exploration of tools like GT is also given with its own opportunities and challenges. Future challenges and current gaps are also highlighted in this chapter so that future strategies can be formulated in order to improve contemporary surveillance system.


This article can be accessed online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/5584_2016_132

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