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Oct 22, 2015

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In Tracking Outbreaks Of Food Poisoning, Can Yelp Help?

When a Shigella outbreak at a San Jose, Calif. seafood restaurant sickened dozens of people last weekend, Yelp reviewers were on the case – right alongside public health officials.  “PLEASE DO NOT EAT HERE!!!!” Pauline A. wrote in her Oct. 18 review of the Mariscos San Juan #3 restaurant. “My...

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Oct 20, 2014

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Mobile Phones, Social Media Aiding Ebola Fight

The chase is on to track Ebola in the U.S. and West Africa, and mobile networks and the Internet are helping doctors reach and treat people who may have come in contact with the lethal disease. [...]

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Mar 6, 2014

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Twitter Can Detect HIV Outbreaks in Real-Time, Study Says

A team of UCLA researchers found that Twitter and other real-time social media can be used to track HIV outbreaks and drug behavior, potentially helping detection and prevention efforts.The team's study, published in the journal Preventive Medicine and conducted through the Center for Digital...

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