Digital Disease Detection

8 articles
Digital Disease Detection: Can Wikipedia Monitor Diseases Globally?
Jul 21, 2014 | Anonymous

For better or worse, the Internet has become the world’s number one source for health-related information. Think about it: how many times have you...

Digital Disease Detection: We See The Trends, But Who is Actually Sick?
Jun 23, 2014 | Elaine Nsoesie

There are plenty of studies about tracking diseases (such as influenza) using digital data sources, which is awesome! However, many of these studies...

Digital Disease Detection: Tracking Influenza with...Wikipedia?
Jun 10, 2014 | Anonymous

Hello loyal Disease Daily readers! I am here to tell you about a new method of influenza-like illness surveillance, using a digital data source....

Digital Disease Detection: One Researcher's Take on Twitter, Research and Privacy
Jun 8, 2014 | Anonymous

If you are one of the 255 million active monthly users of the social networking site Twitter, you may be surprised to learn that you are contributing...

Digital Disease Detection: A Look at Participatory Surveillance of Dengue
May 13, 2014 | Elaine Nsoesie

As an aspiring or expert digital disease detective you are probably familiar with one of the many efforts to monitor diseases such as dengue, by...

Digital Disease Detection: An Introduction
Feb 11, 2014 | Elaine Nsoesie

Welcome, dear reader, to the first (of what we hope to be many) post in our new Digital Disease Detection column. My name is Elaine Nsoesie. I am a...

Creating Connections: How Transportation Data can Predict Pandemics
Feb 26, 2013 | Katharina Schwan

A historical look at the bubonic plague’s trail of terror across Europe in the 1300s reveals interesting epidemiological data when compared to modern...

Digital Disease Detection: Public Health by the “Web Kids”
Mar 29, 2012 | Anna Tomasulo

In his essay, “We, the Web Kids,” Polish poet and pundit Piotr Czerski writes: “We don’t use the Internet…we live on the Internet and along it…...