Using Social Networking Sites for Communicable Disease Control: Innovative Contact Tracing or Breach of Confidentiality?

@inproceedings{Mandeville2014UsingSN,
  title={Using Social Networking Sites for Communicable Disease Control: Innovative Contact Tracing or Breach of Confidentiality?},
  author={Kate L. Mandeville and Matthew P Harris and Helen Lucy Thomas and Yimmy Chow and Claude Seng},
  booktitle={Public health ethics},
  year={2014}
}
Social media applications such as Twitter, YouTube and Facebook have attained huge popularity, with more than three billion people and organizations predicted to have a social networking account by 2015. Social media offers a rapid avenue of communication with the public and has potential benefits for communicable disease control and surveillance. However, its application in everyday public health practice raises a number of important issues around confidentiality and autonomy. We report here a… CONTINUE READING
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