Assessing Vaccination Sentiments with Online Social Media: Implications for Infectious Disease Dynamics and Control

@inproceedings{Salath2011AssessingVS,
  title={Assessing Vaccination Sentiments with Online Social Media: Implications for Infectious Disease Dynamics and Control},
  author={Marcel Salath{\'e} and Shashank Khandelwal},
  booktitle={PLoS Computational Biology},
  year={2011}
}
There is great interest in the dynamics of health behaviors in social networks and how they affect collective public health outcomes, but measuring population health behaviors over time and space requires substantial resources. Here, we use publicly available data from 101,853 users of online social media collected over a time period of almost six months to measure the spatio-temporal sentiment towards a new vaccine. We validated our approach by identifying a strong correlation between… CONTINUE READING
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