Tuesday, January 10, 2012

drag2share: New study: Cholera in Haiti tracked more rapidly by social media than traditional methods

Source: http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-01-cholera-haiti-tracked-rapidly-social.html

Internet-based news and Twitter feeds were faster than traditional sources at detecting the onset and progression of the cholera epidemic in post-earthquake Haiti that has already killed more than 6500 people and sickened almost half a million, according to a new study published in the January issue of the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

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