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Using internet search queries for infectious disease surveillance: screening diseases for suitability

Milinovich, Gabriel J.; Avril, Simon M. R.; Clements, Archie C. A.; Brownstein, John S; Tong, Shilu; Hu, Wenbiao


BACKGROUND: Internet-based surveillance systems provide a novel approach to monitoring infectious diseases. Surveillance systems built on internet data are economically, logistically and epidemiologically appealing and have shown significant promise. The potential for these systems has increased with increased internet availability and shifts in health-related information seeking behaviour. This approach to monitoring infectious diseases has, however, only been applied to single or small groups...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014-12-31
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Infectious Diseases
DOI: 10.1186/s12879-014-0690-1


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