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Media Reports Provide Important Information In Tracking Outbreaks, Study Says

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: One more reason global health news matters: Ebola reporting provides real-time data
Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of ‘Science Speaks,’ discusses the findings of a paper published in Clinical Infectious Diseases that “studied more than 50 internet reports from journalism and public health sources to analyze 79 Ebola outbreak clusters involving 286 people to show how real-time news can project, back up, and add to information gathered through formal epidemiological surveillance…” (9/9).

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