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Internet Data Can Provide Information To Assist Disease Outbreak Preparedness, Response, Study Shows

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Can big data fill gaps in epidemic awareness, responses? Researchers say yes, with caveats
Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses an article published this week in a Journal of Infectious Diseases supplement examining the use of “big data” in infectious disease surveillance. The article explores the potential of Internet reports to improve disease outbreak preparedness and response using the West African Ebola epidemic and the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) outbreak in South Korea as case studies (11/15).

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