Craig Hedberg

Craig Hedberg

Social media offers opportunity to detect illness outbreaks

Public health expert sees possibilities in monitoring Twitter, Facebook, Yelp

Health authorities see mining social media as a possible tool in the early detection of food-borne illness outbreaks.

“In theory, social media works just like other complaint systems: People are sick. They talk about it in their social media networks. And then that information can get

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