Advances in using Internet searches to track dengue

  title={Advances in using Internet searches to track dengue},
  author={Shihao Yang and Samuel C. Kou and Fred S. Lu and John S. Brownstein and Nicholas Brooke and Mauricio Santillana},
  journal={PLoS Computational Biology},
Dengue is a mosquito-borne disease that threatens over half of the world’s population. Despite being endemic to more than 100 countries, government-led efforts and tools for timely identification and tracking of new infections are still lacking in many affected areas. Multiple methodologies that leverage the use of Internet-based data sources have been proposed as a way to complement dengue surveillance efforts. Among these, dengue-related Google search trends have been shown to correlate with… 

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