Environmental samples from Campinas, São Paolo have tested positive for wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1), though the country has not reported any polio cases since
Month: June 2014
Digital Disease Detection: We See The Trends, But Who is Actually Sick?
There are plenty of studies about tracking diseases (such as influenza) using digital data sources, which is awesome! However, many of these studies focus solely
Chikungunya, a mosquito-borne viral illness found for the first time in the Americas in December last year, has been spreading throughout Caribbean territories and continues
Perhaps more than ever before, massive amounts of health data are available at the click of a mouse. HealthMap, for example, utilizes an automated process
Over 600,000 people are expected to be traveling from around the world to attend the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which began on June 12 in
The Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa, which was first identified in March 2014 in Guinea, continues to spread in Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.
Hello loyal Disease Daily readers! I am here to tell you about a new method of influenza-like illness surveillance, using a digital data source. Another
Just the Vax, Please: You might owe your life to Maurice Hilleman. So why don’t you know who he is?
"If I had to name a person who has done more for the benefit of human health, with less recognition than anyone else, it would
Digital Disease Detection: One Researcher’s Take on Twitter, Research and Privacy
If you are one of the 255 million active monthly users of the social networking site Twitter, you may be surprised to learn that you
MERS Update: Old Data Emerges in Saudi Arabia, News on Jordan and Algeria
The case count of MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus) in Saudi Arabia has risen from 575 to 688, following a review of old data