Bates, M. (2017). Tracking Disease: Digital Epidemiology Offers New Promise in Predicting Outbreaks. (Abstract only.) IEEE Pulse.
Web-based platforms have increased in use and utility when it comes to mining data for disease outbreaks. The author provides an overview of the use of these platforms to collect information and quickly identify areas of need. The author also presents several challenges associated with collecting this type of information (e.g., privacy, skewed data, and identifying the key words to include while monitoring).