Notifiable infectious disease surveillance with data collected by search engine

  title={Notifiable infectious disease surveillance with data collected by search engine},
  author={Xi-chuan Zhou and Hai-bin Shen},
  journal={Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE C},
Notifiable infectious diseases are a major public health concern in China, causing about five million illnesses and twelve thousand deaths every year. Early detection of disease activity, when followed by a rapid response, can reduce both social and medical impact of the disease. We aim to improve early detection by monitoring health-seeking behavior and disease-related news over the Internet. Specifically, we counted unique search queries submitted to the Baidu search engine in 2008 that… CONTINUE READING
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