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Can big data fill gaps in epidemic awareness, responses? Researchers say yes, with caveats

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With social media, cell phone logs, online news reports and electronic medical records, researchers say, “big data” is getting bigger, and can go where traditional infectious disease surveillance can’t . . . The more that was learned about how and where Ebola was spreading during the 2014-2015 crisis in West Africa, the more quickly it […]