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Major infection events over 5 years: how is media coverage influencing online information needs of health care professionals and the public?

Kostkova, P; Fowler, D; Wiseman, S; Weinberg, JR; (2013) Major infection events over 5 years: how is media coverage influencing online information needs of health care professionals and the public? Journal of Medical Internet Research , 15 (7) , Article e107 . 10.2196/jmir.2146. Green open access

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Abstract

The last decade witnessed turbulent events in public health. Emerging infections, increase of antimicrobial resistance, deliberately released threats and ongoing battles with common illnesses were amplified by the spread of disease through increased international travel. The Internet has dramatically changed the availability of information about outbreaks; however, little research has been done in comparing the online behavior of public and professionals around the same events and the effect of media coverage of outbreaks on information needs.

Type: Article
Title: Major infection events over 5 years: how is media coverage influencing online information needs of health care professionals and the public?
Location: Canada
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.2196/jmir.2146
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/jmir.2146
Language: English
Additional information: © Patty Kostkova, David Fowler, Sue Wiseman, Julius R Weinberg. Originally published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (http://www.jmir.org). This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License
Keywords: data mining, infectious outbreaks, information seeking behavior, online information needs, weblogs analysis
UCL classification: UCL
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1406700
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