Zika virus pandemic-analysis of Facebook as a social media health information platform.

@article{Sharma2017ZikaVP,
  title={Zika virus pandemic-analysis of Facebook as a social media health information platform.},
  author={Megha Uppal Sharma and Kapil Yadav and Nitika Yadav and Keith C Ferdinand},
  journal={American journal of infection control},
  year={2017},
  volume={45 3},
  pages={
          301-302
        }
}
The arrival of Zika virus in the United States has generated a lot of activity on social media focusing on the algorithmic increase in the spread of the disease and its concerning complications. Accurate and credible dissemination of correct information about the arbovirus could help in decreasing the pandemic spread and associated apprehension in the population. Our study examined the effective use of the social media site Facebook (Facebook Inc, Menlo Park, CA) as an information source for… CONTINUE READING

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