Early detection of disease outbreaks using the Internet

Wilson, Kumanan; Brownstein, John S.
April 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/14/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 8, p829
Academic Journal
The article explores the benefits of Web-based sources on disease detection. It cites how such sources detect outbreak evidence for public health surveillance and other relevant information regarding public health emergency. It indicates the advantages and disadvantages of Internet-based surveillance introduced by Canadians and the operating characteristics of such technologies. Further, it is cited that Internet-based technologies provide an important benefits promoting greater transparency in reporting the prevalence of disease and thus reducing its outbreaks.


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