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  • Northeastern researchers track flu in real-time in 140 characters or less

    Drug Store News - 05/09/2017

    An international team led by Alessandro Vespignani of Northeastern University has developed a unique computational model to project the spread of the seasonal flu in real time using Twitter.

    According to the researchers, posts on Twitter in combination with key parameters of each season’s epidemic, including the incubation period of the disease, the immunization rate, how many people an individual with the virus can infect and the viral strains present, nets a real-time tracking of flu progression.

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