Infectious Disease Research Gets a Boost from Websites, Blogs, and Social Media

Infectious Disease Research Gets a Boost from Websites, Blogs, and Social Media

Infectious Disease Research Gets a Boost from Websites, Blogs, and Social Media

The article by Marcel Salathé and his colleagues in the New England Journal of Medicine describes a new field of research known as digital epidemiology. This field is of increasing importance for tracking outbreaks of infectious diseases such as the one caused by a novel coronavirus, pictured here.

Image: Rocky Mountain Laboratories, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health
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